triceps skin fold


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triceps skin fold

The thickness of the skin including subcutaneous fat as measured on the skin over the triceps muscle of the arm. Comparison of the value obtained from a patient to standard values (or the comparison of this value with skin fold measures from other body areas) helps to provide an estimate of body fat. It is used in assessing and documenting both malnutrition and obesity.
See also: triceps
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Among the female adolescents, having a hypertensive father was a risk factor for higher triceps skin fold levels.
This can explain the significant and inverse relation found between maternal education and triceps skin fold and DBP in boys.
Regarding nutritional parameters, Triceps Skin Fold Thickness, Subscapular Skin Fold Thickness, mid-arm circumference and serum albumin were also statistically low in CRP positive patients although serum cholesterol levels did not differ significantly in our study.
But variability does not exist between Low income group and Medium income group on fat mass, lean body mass, weight, chest skin fold, triceps skin fold, sub scapular skin fold and sum of three-skin fold.