Bodyfat Test Calculator – children – skinfold


 

The Bodyfat Test Calculator – children – skinfold procedure estimates bodyfat in children by measuring skinfold at 2 different places.
Bodyfat Test Calculator – children – skinfold Instructions:
1. Measure skinfold in millimeters as indicated on the pictures and enter values.Bodyfat Test Calculator - children - skinfold
2. For further instructions see our guide “How to measure body fat with a skinfold caliper

 

 


Background

Estimating bodyfat in children by the Bodyfat Test Calculator – children – skinfold method is more valid than using BMI or Ponderal index. Bodyfat Test Calculator – children – skinfold

References

Skinfold equations for estimation of body fatness in children and youth. Slaughter et al. Hum Biol. 1988 Oct;60(5):709-23.  

Anthropometric assessment of muscularity during growth: estimating fat-free mass with 2 skinfold-thickness measurements is superior to measuring midupper arm muscle area in healthy prepubertal children. Boye et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Sep;76(3):628-32. 

Secular trends in physical fitness and obesity in Danish 9-year-old girls and boys: Odense School Child Study and Danish substudy of the European Youth Heart Study. Wedderkopp et al. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2004 Jun;14(3):150-5.

Bodyfat Test Calculator – children – skinfold

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