Skinfold Measurements and the Percentage of Body Fat Differences Between Black and White Male Soldiers
AUBURN UNIV AL
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This study was conducted to investigate racial differences in skinfold thickness measurements and calculated percent body fat in normal weight basic trainees and overweight career soldiers. It was hypothesized that a there is no significant difference between skinfold measurements taken from black soldiers and those taken from white soldiers, and b there is no significant difference in percent of body fat between black soldiers and white soldiers as determined by the established method. Height, weight and four skinfold sites were measured on 302 male soldiers 151 black, 151 white, with percent body fat calculated from the sum of the four site measurements. These measurements were grouped in age ranges and compared by race for normal weight trainees and overweight soldiers.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research