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Slaughter-Lohman Body Fat Equations

These equations, based on the research by Slaughter and Lohman, give a value for body fat percent from skinfold test results, in children 8-18 years of age. See more equations for measuring body fat using skinfold measures. All skinfold measurements are in millimeters (mm)


Skinfold measurements are taken from two sites:

Slaughter-Lohman Equations

Boys: % Body Fat = 0.735 (Triceps + Calf) + 1.0

Girls: % Body Fat = 0.610 (Triceps + Calf) + 5.1


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