Relationship between percentage of body fat and anthropometric indicators in individuals attending a gym
AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between percentage of body fat (% BF) and anthropometric indicators in individuals attending a gym. Four hundred and thirty eight individuals, 195 men and 243 women, from 18 to 50 years of age took part in this study. The % BF was estimated by the skinfold method. The following anthropometric indicators were assessed: waist circumference, abdomen circumference (AC), waist-to-hip ratio, body mass index (BMI) and waist-height ratio. Linear Pearson correlation and simple linear regression analysis were used to investigate the relationship between variables. For women, BMI strongly correlated with % BF (r = .73), whereas for males, AC showed high correlation with % BF (r = .73). With varying degrees of magnitude, there were significant correlations between all of the anthropometric indicators analyzed and % BF.
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