skin fold


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

skin fold

, skinfold
A doubling of skin and its underlying adherent subcutaneous tissue. To assess a person's body fat, a skin fold is pinched at a standard site, and the thickness of the doubled skin is measured, using skin fold calipers; a body fat estimate is then calculated using a table or a computer program. There are 6-12 standard locations for measuring skin fold thickness, including over the triceps muscle along the back of the arm and just above the iliac crest of the hip.
See also: fold
References in periodicals archive ?
Skin fold thickness (SFT) was measured by a single trained doctor using Harpenden Caliper from carefully marked sites on triceps, biceps, and subscapular, chest, thigh, and abdomen and suprailiac areas on the non-dominant side.
The quantitative reading by the measurement of the skin fold thickness with Vernier Caliper is practiced by a minority of veterinarians, not always systematically applied.
5-18 as an index to measure %BF while skin fold method was used in the present study.
Among the female adolescents, having a hypertensive father was a risk factor for higher triceps skin fold levels.
The following demographic data were obtained on each subject: date of birth, sex, height, weight, date of diagnosis of diabetes, number of injections per day, use or not of a lifted skin fold (pinch-up) for injecting, needle length, perpendicular or angled approach to injection, most common site of injection and whether or not they practised site rotation.
The assessment tools used to evaluate the nutritional status in patients were: serum albumin and cholesterol level, mid arm circumference, triceps skin fold thickness subscapular skin fold thickness and body mass index (BMI).
One key finding is accentuation of erythema in skin folds, especially in the form of perineal desquamation, he said.
Girls with both conditions had a mean suprailiac skin fold thickness of 29.
He was accused of taking inaccurate skin fold measurements on cattle during two visits he made to a farm in April 2009 to undertake TB testing.
The Pearson product moment correlation coefficient was also used to find out the relationship between body weight (BMI) and percent body fat scores obtained from skin fold thickness, body circumference measurements and BIA.
Each subject's body weight, fat and non-fat mass, skin fold thickness, and waist/hip/thigh circumferences were measured.