Height, weight and skinfold thickness of Michigan adults

R. J. Moffatt, S. P. Sady, G. M. Owen

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Height, weight, and selected skinfold measurements were taken on 544 Michigan males and 557 females age 18 and over. Mean body weight showed a tendency to increase with age for both sexes up to age 64 while mean height progressively decreased from its maximum at age 18-24 years. Between ages 18 and 64 years, mean triceps skinfold thickness of men increased 10%, female triceps skinfolds 50%. Mean subscapular skinfold values rose consistently with age for both sexes. Comparison of these findings with those from earlier national studies suggest that Michigan adults are heavier and fatter but no taller than other US adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1290-1292
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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