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Explanation: Several alternative methods of measuring skin fold thickness are utilized in non-clinical or research situations.
The use of skin fold calipers in the performance of skin fold thickness measurements has been well established and documented over the last 40 years. This type of measuring is called Anthropometrics.
These thickness measurements do not measure overall body fat mass or its percentage directly, but rely on validated equations that describe the relationship between ***the measurements of skin fold fat*** as well as other body dimensions. Body fat percentage is determined from the estimate of body density. These preliminary measurements are expressed in millimeters.
Measuring body fat percentage is an easy method of discovering correct body weight and composition. Beneath the skin is a layer of subcutaneous fat, and the percentage of total body fat can be measured ***by taking the 'skinfold'*** at selected points on the body with a pair of callipers. The Yuhasz Technique uses six sites as opposed to the three of four sites used in many other tests. http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/fatyuh
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The mean for skinfold fat (hydrostatically determined) is 25% and the standard. deviation is 10%. The coefficient of determination for skinfold fat and ... www.humankinetics.com/ MeasurementAndEvaluationInHumanPerformance/SG/data/04/HW04.pdf
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