Slaughter-Lohman Formula to Calculate Body Fat Percentage for Children

The Slaughter-Lohman equation calculates body fat percentage from two skinfolds measurements and is ideal for children 8 to 18 years old.

Slaughter-Lohman Equation Skinfold Sites

  • Tríceps
  • Calf
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What is the ideal body fat percentage for men and women?

Slaughter-Lohman Body Fat Equation for Boys and Girls

To calculate body fat percentage, measure take the skinfolds (in millimeters) with a skinfold caliper and use the followings equations:

Boys: % Body Fat = 0.735 (Triceps skinfold + Calf skinfold) + 1.0

Girls: % Body Fat= 0.610 (Triceps skinfold + Calf skinfold) + 5.1