triceps skinfold

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triceps skinfold (TSF)

the thickness of a fold of skin around the triceps muscle. It is measured primarily to estimate the amount of subcutaneous fat.
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Independent variables were the anthropometric indicators BMI, WC, WHtR, CI, triceps skinfold, subscapular skinfold, suprailiac skinfold, sum of triceps and subscapular folds and sum of triceps, subscapular and suprailiac skinfolds.
Length: Hospitalization Time; BMI: Body Mass Index; AC: arm circumference; AMC: arm muscle circumference; TST: triceps skinfold thickness.
Body mass index triceps skinfold and waist circumference in screening for adiposity in male children and adolescents.
At the age 14 assessment, children exposed to alcohol prenatally were smaller in terms of weight, height, head circumference, and triceps skinfold thickness than were the children who were not exposed to alcohol prenatally.
The criterion of BMI < 22 detected all participants who had mid-upper arm circumference or triceps skinfold thickness less than the criteria set by the authors for undernutrition, so it may be a reasonable choice for a relatively 'healthy' falls clinic population.
There are multiple methods of evaluating obesity, including such indicators as body mass index (BMI) and triceps skinfold thickness, which is used as a measure of subcutaneous fat (Lau, 1999).
Harpenden callipers were used to measure triceps skinfold thickness on the left upper limb to the nearest 0.
Triceps skinfold also showed significant differences in the actual measures (p [less than] .
The mean triceps skinfold was significantly thinner in the pneumonia group, and the mean handgrip measurements in both the dominant and non-dominant hands were significantly weaker in the pneumonia group.
Head circumference (centimeters; n = 8,311), triceps skinfold thickness (millimeters; n = 6,188), and subscapular skinfold thickness (millimeters; n = 6,169) of the offspring were measured by trained hospital personal within the first 24-72 hr after delivery (West et al.
Instead, a variety of anthropometric-based measurements such as body mass index (BMI), weight-for-height (WH), triceps skinfold thickness (TST) and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) were introduced as simple, low cost and feasible methods [9-11].