skinfold measurement

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skin·fold mea·sure·ment

(skin'fōld mezh'ŭr-mĕnt)
Determination of the thickness of a fold of skin and underlying subcutaneous fat using calipers. Measurements are used to assess body fat content. Standard tables are available relating skinfold thickness to body fat as a percentage of body weight according to age and sex.
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Body composition in sport: a comparison of a novel ultrasound imaging technique to measure subcutaneous fat tissue compared with skinfold measurement, Br J Sports Med, 47: 1028-1035.
Superiority of skinfold measurements and wait over waist-to-hip ratio for determination of body fat distribution in a population-based cohort of Caucasian Dutch adults.
The present study was therefore conducted to derive predictive equations for estimating muscle mass (determined by creatinine method) based on the simple, non invasive methods such as BIA and anthropometric parameters such as circumferences and skinfold measurements in an Indian male population.
The fat free mass index (FFMI) was calculated from these skinfold measurements.
American College of Sports Medicine procedures were used for skinfold measurement (Armstrong et al.
Clinicians who work with families dealing with weight issues should obtain instruction for skinfold measurement techniques from those expert in the technique, such as a nutritionist or exercise scientist.
Being so easy and so affordable to obtain, the performance of these anthropometric indicators should be studied for their contribution to further epidemiological studies classifying children by BF and analyzing techniques that give valid estimates of body composition such as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), isotope dilution, air-displacement plethysmography (ADP) or skinfold measurements, the latter being the most feasible in population studies (13,14).
Day 1: Anthropometric tests included height, body mass, reach height, and skinfold measurement.
Taking skinfold measurement is a common method for determining body fat composition.
Bioimpedance analyzer systems are less useful than skinfold measurement techniques.
In addition, the triceps skinfold measurement can verify deficits in fat stores.
magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography scanning, and dual X-ray absorptiometry), and bio-impedence analysis, the skinfold measurement test is a common method to determine percentage of body fat and body composition (17,18,30).