The Contribution Of Selected Anthropometric Measures in The Prediction Percent of Fat Using Bioelectrical Impedance For Male Physical Education Majors
The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution selected anthropometric measures in the prediction percent of fat using Bioelectrical Impedance for male physical education majors. The sample consisted of (124) subjects at An-Najah University.
The means of age, body mass, height, and body surface area were respectively (21.96 years, 74.80 kg, 1.79 meter, and 1.93 m2 ).The researchers conducted anthropometric measures age, height, body mass, body surface area, and circumference of : neck, upper arm, , forearm, wrist, abdomen, thigh, hip and calf, and the percent of body fat using Tanita TBF-410.
The results indicated that the means of circumferences of neck, upper arm, , forearm, wrist, abdomen, thigh, hip and calf, were respectively (36.70, 28.32 , 25.74 , 17.35 , 90.19 , 77.93 , 83.16 , 59.90 and 39.09 )centimeter .Also, the results revealed a significant correlation between percent body fat (PBF), and all measures despite height and calf circumference. Also, using stepwise regression R2 , we achieve two equations for predicting (PBF):
Fat%= -28.986+ ((upper arm cm)*(0.684))+((abdomen cm)*(0.291)) (R2
Fat%= -25.986+ (BMI)*(1.701)) (R2
= 0.70) .
Based on the study findings the researchers recommended to use equations in
predicting (PBF) .