Journal of Sports Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Accuracy of Anthropometric Equations for Estimating Body Fat in Professional Male Soccer Players Compared with DXA

Table 4

Body fat percentage measured with DXA and estimated with anthropometric equations developed in athletic populations.

Author equation Median (25th–75th percentile)

DXA14.0 (11.9–16.4)
Thorland (3SKF)9.2 (6.3–12.0)
White9.4 (7.4–11.3)
Stewart10.2 (7.2–13.3)
Withers10.5 (8.6–13.1)
Evans (3SKF)10.5 (8.9–12.7)
Pascale10.5 (9.3–12.2)
Reilly10.7 (9.6–12.2)
Thorland (7SKF)10.8 (7.8–14.4)
Evans (7SKF)11.2 (9.4–13.5)
Civar12.6 (10.5–14.5)
Forsyth (4SKF)13.0 (9.6–17.9)
Oliver13.1 (11.0–15.5)
Forsyth (2SKF)13.7 (10.1–18.4)
Zuti14.3 (12.5–17.6)

2SKF, two skinfolds; 3SKF, three skinfolds; 4SKF, four skinfolds; 7SKF, seven skinfolds; DXA, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Different compared with DXA.  .