Associations of bioelectric resistance with anthropometric parameters for stature, weight, upper arm and calf circumferences, and seven skinfold thicknesses were analyzed in 153 young, White men and women. Bivariate correlations of resistance with weight and upper arm and calf circumferences were negative and statistically significant in each sex. There were small, but significant, negative correlations between resistance and subscapular and midaxillary skinfold thicknesses in men, and subscapular, midaxillary, paraumbilical and biceps skinfold thicknesses in women. Stepwise maximum R2 regressions demonstrated that 72% and 75% of the variance in resistance in men and women, respectively, were predicted by stature, weight (in women only), upper arm and calf circumferences, and mean skinfold thickness. Standard errors of prediction were approximately 5.5% (25 ohms) in men, and 5.9% (34 ohms) in women. An index of adipose tissue distribution, log(subscapular/lateral calf) skinfold thicknesses, was not associated with resistance in either sex.
Baumgartner, Richard N.; Chumlea, WM. Cameron; and Roche, Alex F.
"Associations Between Bioelectric Impedance and Anthropometric Variables,"
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol59/iss2/5