Accession Number:

ADA370158

Title:

Development of the DoD Body Composition Estimation Equations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul-31 Oct 98,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the research findings that led to the policy decisions for development of the body fat content screening procedures and equations that are currently under consideration for inclusion in the Department of Defense DoD Instruction DoDI 1308.3, Physical Fitness and Body Fat Programs. After reviewing research results, a DoD ad hoc working group recommended that a tiered body fat content standard be adopted. A weight-for-height screen would be adopted based on the recommendations of the Healthy People 2000 Committee Healthy weights are represented by body mass index BMI values between 19 and 25, irrespective of gender. Service members exceeding the weight-for-height standards would have their body fat content determined using equations currently in use by the Navy and Air Force.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE