Validity of percent body fat predicted from circumferences: classification of men for weight control regulations.

@article{Friedl1997ValidityOP,
  title={Validity of percent body fat predicted from circumferences: classification of men for weight control regulations.},
  author={Karl E. Friedl and James A. Vogel},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={162 3},
  pages={194-200}
}
Each of the military services classifies individuals in their weight control programs using percent body fat predicted by circumference-based equations. Although derived independently from service-specific samples, each of the male equations relies on waist circumference adjusted by a neck circumference. In this study, the authors examined the performance of the equations in 496 young (< 40 years) male soldiers, compared to percent body fat measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. The… CONTINUE READING