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Body density of 65 young Punjabi women between the ages of 18-30 years was determined and its correlation with a selected set of 16 body measurements was examined. Twelve published regression equations predicting body density from such anthropometric data have been applied to these Indian subjects. Although measurements involved in various equations showed high multiple correlation coefficients with body density, they invariably underestimated it. The regression coefficients as well as the constants involved in each of these equations have been revised. The modified equations predicted body density (thus body fat) of young Punjabi women equally efficiently.