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Validity of two-component models for estimating body fat of black men.
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PMID:  11160065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Commonly used two-component model conversion formulas that estimate relative body fat (%BF) from body density (Db) were cross-validated on a heterogeneous sample of black men (n = 30; age = 19--45 yr). A four-component model was used to obtain criterion measures of %BF, and linear regression and analysis of individual residual scores were conducted to assess the predictive accuracy of the formulas under investigation. The two-component formula commonly used to estimate %BF of black men (Schutte JE, Townsend EJ, Hugg J, Shoup RF, Malina RM, and Blomqvist CG. J Appl Physiol 56: 1647-1649, 1984) significantly (P < or = 0.01) and systematically (87% of sample) overestimated %BF (-1.28%); thus we developed the following two-component Db conversion formula: %BF = [(4.858/Db) - 4.394] x 100. Because our formula was derived from a four-component model and a larger, more heterogeneous sample than the commonly used two-component formula, we recommend using it to convert Db to %BF for black men. Additionally, there was good agreement between dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and the four-component model, making this a suitable alternative for estimating the %BF of black men.
D R Wagner; V H Heyward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  90     ISSN:  8750-7587     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-07-05     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502536     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol (1985)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  649-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Exercise and Sports Science Department, Vanguard University of Southern California, Costa Mesa, California 92626, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Absorptiometry, Photon
African Continental Ancestry Group*
Body Composition*
Fats / analysis*
Middle Aged
Models, Biological*
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