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Measurement of stature, weight, mid-upper arm circumference, upper arm muscle circumference and skinfold thickness over the triceps and subscapular regions in 561 Fur of Jahel Marra, Sudan, are reported. The assessment of fatness by calculation of per cent of standard body weight is supported by correlations of skinfold thickness with the relative body weight. It is found that the subscapular skinfold has a highly significant correlations (p<0.01) with relative body weight which is not true of the triceps skinfold. Relative body weight also shows significant correlation with mid-upper arm circumference (p<0.01). The calculated mid-upper arm muscle circumference is more highly correlated with relative body weight in the men than in the women.