The influence of somatotype on anthropometric prediction of body composition in young women.

@article{Bulbulian1984TheIO,
  title={The influence of somatotype on anthropometric prediction of body composition in young women.},
  author={Ronald Bulbulian},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={1984},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={389-97}
}
The influence of somatotype on the validity of anthropometric prediction of body density (Db) in young women (N = 92) was investigated. Three groups of predominantly endomorph (N = 27), mesomorph (N = 35), and ectomorph (N = 30) women were identified by the Heath-Carter and Sheldon somatotyping methods. Discriminant analysis revealed a 100% accuracy in somatotype group determination. Thirteen diameters, 26 girths, and 8 skinfolds were measured and used in a STEPWISE regression analysis to… CONTINUE READING