Estimating body fat in African American and white adolescent girls: a comparison of skinfold-thickness equations with a 4-compartment criterion model.

@article{Wong2000EstimatingBF,
  title={Estimating body fat in African American and white adolescent girls: a comparison of skinfold-thickness equations with a 4-compartment criterion model.},
  author={William W Wong and Janice E. Stuff and Nancy F Butte and Elliot O'Brian Smith and Kenneth J. Ellis},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={348-54}
}
BACKGROUND Although skinfold-thickness equations are widely used to estimate body fat, their accuracy in a biracial population of female adolescents has not been established. OBJECTIVE We undertook this study to determine the agreement between 8 widely used skinfold-thickness equations and a 4-compartment criterion model in predicting the percentage body fat of 72 white and 40 African American girls aged 13.0 +/- 1.9 y. DESIGN The biceps, triceps, suprailiac, subscapular, thigh, calf, and… CONTINUE READING