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# Where do you measure skinfold thickness?

## Where do you measure skinfold thickness?

Sites of skinfold thickness measurement are sometimes classified into limb sites and central sites. Limb sites include biceps, triceps, and quadriceps and calf regions while central sites include pectoral, subscapular, abdomen, and suprailiac regions.

## What are the skin fold sites or females?

For women, the skinfold sites are: Triceps: A vertical fold on the back of the upper arm taken halfway between the acromion (shoulder) and olecranon (elbow) processes. Thigh: A vertical skinfold taken midway between the hip and knee joints on the front of the thigh.

When administering a skinfold assessment which side of the body should all measurements be taken?

Take all measurements on the right side of the body….For women, the skinfold sites are:

1. Triceps: A vertical fold on the back of the upper arm taken halfway between the acromion (shoulder) and olecranon (elbow) processes.
2. Thigh: A vertical skinfold taken midway between the hip and knee joints on the front of the thigh.

### What is calf skinfold?

The medial calf skinfold site is one of the common locations used for the assessment of body fat using skinfold calipers. There are also a few less common skinfold sites of the lower leg, such as the lateral and posterior calf sites.

### How is skinfold calculated?

Number of Skinfold Measurements The Jackson and Pollock equation to calculate body density in women is: 1.0994921 – (0.0009929 x the sum of the skinfold sites in millimeters) + (0.0000023 x the sum squared) – (0.0001392 x age). For men, it’s: 1.10938 – (0.0008267 x sum) + (0.0000016 x sum squared) – (0.0002574 x age).

Why are skinfold measurements taken from more than one area of the body?

Why are skinfold measurements taken from more than one area of the body? To represent the average thickness of subcutaneous adipose tissue which reflects a constant proportion of total body fat.

#### What are the 3 skinfold sites for male?

Male measurements: Chest: diagonal fold half the distance between anterior axillary line and the nipple. Abdominal: vertical fold 2cm to the right of the navel. Thigh: midpoint of the anterior side of the upper leg between the patella and top of thigh.

#### What are skinfold measurements?

Skinfold measurements are cheap, not very painful and easy to perform, although practice is required. With the table of Durnin en Womersly (1974), the percentage of body fat can be read by a given age and sex. This table contains data for people aged 17 years and older. More information on skinfold measurements can be found in this article.

What are the standard skinfold sites in the body?

Standard Skinfold Sites. Triceps. Biceps. Iliac Crest. Supraspinale. Thigh. Calf. Subscapular. Abdominal.

## Which skinfold measurements are used in the evaluation of oedema?

More information on skinfold measurements can be found in this article. Of all skinfold measurements, the triceps skinfold is the most reliable one to assess, because oedema is not often seen in the upper arm.

## Why are anatomical terms used to describe landmarks in skinfold measures?

Whenever skinfold measures are taken, it is important for accuracy to find the correct location to take the skinfold pinch, and therefore the correct anatomical terms are used to describe the landmarks.