Validity of methods for estimating percent body fat in black males

Jeffrey R. Stout, Joan Eckerson, Terry J. Housh, Glen O. Johnson

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This investigation examined the validity of skinfold (Sum7 and Sum3), near-infrared interactance (F5000 and FI 000), and bioelectrical impedance (BIA) equations for estimating percent body fat (% fat) in 20 black male (age = 21.0 ± 3.0 yrs) volunteers by comparing the estimates to values obtained from underwater weighing (% fat = 13.9 ± 7.0). The statistical analyses included examination of the constant error, standard error of estimate, r, and total error (TE). The results indicated that the Sum3 (TE = 2.1% fat) and Sum7 (TE = 2.4% fat) skinfold equations most accurately estimated % fat, and therefore are recommended over the F5000 (TE = 3.9% fat), FI000 (TE = 4.6% fat), and BIA (TE = 9.4% fat) equations for estimating % fat in black men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Volume8
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Validity of methods for estimating percent body fat in black males. / Stout, Jeffrey R.; Eckerson, Joan; Housh, Terry J.; Johnson, Glen O.

In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1994, p. 243-246.

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Stout, Jeffrey R. ; Eckerson, Joan ; Housh, Terry J. ; Johnson, Glen O. / Validity of methods for estimating percent body fat in black males. In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 1994 ; Vol. 8, No. 4. pp. 243-246.
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