triceps skin-fold thickness

triceps skin-fold thickness

A value used to estimate body fat, measured on the right arm halfway between the olecranon process of the elbow and the acromial process of the scapula. Normal thickness in males is 12 mm; in females, 23 mm.
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triceps skin-fold thickness

A value used to estimate body fat, which is measured on the right arm halfway between the olecranon process of the elbow and the acromial process of the scapula; normal: ♂ 12 mm; ♀ 23 mm; Cf Body-mass index, Mid-arm muscle mass, Obesity.
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This was further reflected in the distribution of values for triceps skin-fold thickness. The mean was 11.87 (SD 5.2); when comparing the values for TSF with percentiles for community-dwelling elderly people, 10% of patients were below the 5th percentile, and 57%, mostly women, above the 75th percentile.
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