Validity of Methods for Estimating Percent Body Fat in Young Women

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

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This investigation examined the validity of skinfold (Sum7 and Sum3), near-infrared interactance (NIR), and bioelectrical impedance (BIA) estimations of percent body fat (% fat) in 41 nonathletic young women (mean age ± SD = 20.1 ± 2.3 yrs) by comparing the estimates to values obtained from underwater weighing (mean % fat = 18.9 ± 4.4). The statistical analyses included examination of the constant error, standard error of estimate, r, and total error (TE). Results indicated that the Sum7 and Sum 3 (TE = 2.3 and 2.4% fat, respectively) skinfold equations most accurately estimated % fat, and therefore are recommended over the NIR and BIA procedures (TE range = 3.9 to 7.2% fat) for use with nonathletic young women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1996

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Stout, J. R., Housh, T. J., Eckerson, J., Johnson, G. O., & Betts, N. M. (1996). Validity of Methods for Estimating Percent Body Fat in Young Women. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 10(1), 25-29.

Validity of Methods for Estimating Percent Body Fat in Young Women. / Stout, Jeffrey R.; Housh, Terry J.; Eckerson, Joan; Johnson, Glen O.; Betts, Nancy M.

In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, 02.1996, p. 25-29.

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Stout, JR, Housh, TJ, Eckerson, J, Johnson, GO & Betts, NM 1996, 'Validity of Methods for Estimating Percent Body Fat in Young Women', Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 25-29.
Stout, Jeffrey R. ; Housh, Terry J. ; Eckerson, Joan ; Johnson, Glen O. ; Betts, Nancy M. / Validity of Methods for Estimating Percent Body Fat in Young Women. In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 1996 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 25-29.
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