DURNIN-WOMERSLEY: FORMULA FOR CALCULATING BODY FAT

The Durnin-Womersley formula is a skinfold equation to calculate body fat percentage, is ideal for the general population (ages 17-72), utilizes 4 skinfold sites, and considers gender.    

Durnin-Womersley Formula Measurement Sites

  • Tríceps
  • Bíceps
  • Subescapular
  • Suprailiac

Durnin-Womersley Body Fat Formula for Men

 Age 16 - 19 20 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 + 50
c 1.1620 1.1631 1.1422 1.1620  1.1715 
m 0.0630 0.0632 0.0544 0.0700  0.0779 

 

Density= c - [m * Log (Biceps + Triceps + Subescapular + Suprailiac)]

Body Fat Percentage (%) = (495 / Body Density) – 450

 

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Durnin-Womersley Body Fat Formula for Women

 Age 16 - 19 20 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 + 50
c 1.1549 1.1599 1.1423 1.1333 1.1339
m 0.0678 0.0717 0.0632 0.0612 0.0645

 

Density= c - [m * Log (Biceps + Triceps + Subescapular + Suprailiac)]

Body Fat Percentage (%) = (495 / Body Density) – 450

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