Accession Number : ADA018674

Title :   Evaluation of Body Composition of Human Subjects by Means of Height, Weight and Visual Appraisal.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. no. 1,


Personal Author(s) : Ward,Gerald M.

Report Date : 15 APR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The repeatibility of agreement among judges for visual appraisal was fairly good for body fatness; the correlations were 0.65. However, the agreement on muscle development was poor on our first estimate 0.27. Frame which is the parameter that is usually most difficult to describe showed a relation of 0.36. A method for making visual appraisals of frame, muscle, and body fat from photographs is under development. Experiments with 8 in. x 10 in. black and white enlargements indicate that color slides (2 in. x 2 in.) will work best.

Descriptors :   *Human body, *Visual inspection, Composition(Property), Density, Height, Weight, Frames, Obesity, Muscles, Statistical analysis, Photographic analysis, Densitometers, Fat cells, Deuterium ion concentration

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE