A comparison of skinfolds and leg-to-leg bioelectrical impedance for the assessment of body composition in children

@article{Goss2003ACO,
  title={A comparison of skinfolds and leg-to-leg bioelectrical impedance for the assessment of body composition in children},
  author={Fredric Lee Goss and R. J. Robertson and Allison C. Williams and Kathy Sward and Kristi Abt and Melissa Ladewig and Jeffrey M Timmer and C. Edward Dixon},
  journal={Dynamic medicine : DM},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={5 - 5}
}
BACKGROUND: This field-based investigation examined the congruence between skinfolds and bioelectrical impedance in assessing body composition in children. METHODS: Subjects were 162 female and 160 male children 10-15 years of age. Skinfold measures obtained at the triceps and medial calf and a leg-to-leg bioelectrical impedance system were used to determine percent fat using child-specific equations. Pearson product moment correlations were performed on the percent fat values obtained using… CONTINUE READING