# FORMULA TO CALCULATE BODY FAT: SLAUGHTER-LOHMAN FOR CHILDREN

The Slaughter-Lohman formula calculates the percentage of body fat from the taking of two skinfolds. This is based on an age range from 8 to 18 years old. You can see the guide for taking skinfold measures Here.

### History

The equations are named after the authors of the original research study, where each formula was developed from the results obtained from the data of a diverse group of individuals  who had a wide range of age, body structure, body composition and exercise habits, to which they were weighed  underwater and taking skinfolds.

## The 2 measurement points of skinfolds

• Tríceps
• Calf

### Slaughter-Lohman body fat formula for boys and girls

To calculate the percentage of body fat, take the skin folds (in millimeters) mentioned in the formula, with a skinfold caliper and perform 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

### Classification of body fat percentage formula results

To know how the results obtained from the formula are classified, you can go to our article:

Body fat: What is the ideal percentage for women and men?

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