Accession Number:

ADA346710

Title:

Body Composition in Military or Military Eligible Women.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 28 Jun 96-27 Jun 97,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BELTSVILLE MD

Report Date:

1998-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Retention standards for all branches of the military include an assessment of a body Composition based on weight for height measurements WH and a test of aerobic fitness 1-3. Periodic review of WH is conducted and failure to meet these standards results in an anthropometric assessment of BF. If the soldier has a higher BF than allowed, then she undergoes medical review, is assigned to a program of diet and exercise, and is given a set period of time prior to final evaluation. Separation from the armed service results, if the retention standards are not met. A major objective of the present study is to evaluate the existing Army and Navy models for predicting body fat and to develop new models for predicting body fat and lean body mass that adequately accommodate minority and non-minority military women across all ranges of age and body fat.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE