Generalized equations for predicting body density of women.

  title={Generalized equations for predicting body density of women.},
  author={Andrew S. Jackson and Michael L. Pollock and Ann Ward},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={12 3},
Previous research with women has shown that body composition regression equations derived from anthropometric variables were population specific. [] Key Method The hydrostatic method was used to determine body density (BD) and percent fat (%F) on 249 women in 18 to 55 years (X = 31.4 +/- 10.8 yrs) and 4 to 44 %F (X = 24.1 +/-7.2 %F). Skinfold fat (S), gluteal circumference (C) and age were independent variables. The quadratic form of the sum of three, four and seven S in combination with age and gluteal C…

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