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Children/Adolescent Body Composition

Sex

Weight

Triceps (mm)

Calf (mm)

Lean Weight

Fat Weight

% Fat

-Optimal Range

Rating

Instructions (Click here for instructions on measuring skinfolds)

Enter information in left column; select appropriate menus. Click "Calculate". Ratings are Very Low , Low , Optimal Range , Moderately High , High , Very High . Evaluates body composition for children up to 18 years of age.

Slaughter MH, Lahman TG, Boileau RA, et al., 1988. Skinfold equation for estimation of bodyfat in children and youth. Human Biol 60:709-723.
Lohman, TG, 1987. The use of skinfold to estimate body fatness on children and youth. JOPERD 58:98-102.
Health risks may begin when body percent fat exceeds 25% in boys and 30% in girls ages 6 through18 years of age (Williams et. al. 1992).



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