Body Fat Calculator for Females

Body Fat Calculator for Females is a bodyfat calculation based on the averages taken from US Navy Method,3-folds by Jackson-Pollock-Ward,and 7-folds by Jackson-Pollock-Ward formulas. All circumferrence measurements should be done in cm,measured to the nearest mm using tape. All skinfold measurements should be made on the right side of the body in mm using a body fat caliper. Body fat caliper should be placed 1 cm away from thumb and finger,perpendicular to skinfold,and halfway between crest and base of fold. Pinch should be maintained with the body fat caliper for 1 to 2 seconds before reading the caliper. Take duplicate measurements at each site,allow time for skin to regain normal texture and thickness.

  • Circumferrence measured from the inferior to the larynx with the tape sloping slightly downward to the front.
  • Circumferrence measured at the level of minimal abdominal width.
  • Largest horizontal circumference around the hips.
  • Measured on a vertical fold at the point of intersection from axilla and nipple.
  • Measured on a diagonal fold at the outer pectoralis,in the middle between nipple and axilla.
  • Measured on a vertical fold at mid of the upper arms backside.
  • Measured on a diagonal fold on the back,at the lower edge of the scapula. Angle of inclination should be 45,clockwise.
  • Measured on a vertical fold an inch right from the navel.
  • Measured on a diagonal fold straight over the pelvis,close to the navel. Angle of inclination should be 30,clockwise.
  • Measured on a vertical fold in front of the thight,half way from hip joint to knee.
  • Measured without shoes in cm,you may round or be exact(use decimal points).
  • Measured in years,you may round or be exact(use decimal points).
  • Sources

    J. Hodgdon,M. Beckett. "Prediction of percent body fat for U.S. navy men and women from body circumferences and height." Reports No. 84-29 and 84-11. Naval Health Research Center,San Diego,California 1984.

    A. S. Jackson,M. L. Pollock,A. Ward. "Generalized equations for predicting body density of women." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 12(3):175-181,1980.