Department of Defense
Body fat Estimation


Measurements

Neck: Measure the circumference of the neck, just below the Adam's Apple in inches with a tape measure made of cloth or plastic, rather than metal, to best conform to the neck's contours. The tape should be perpendicular to the long axis of the neck.

Waist: Measure the circumference of the waist at navel level in inches. The tape should be parallel to the ground.

Height: Measure the height in inches while the subject is barefoot or in socks.

Determining Body Fat Percent: Subtract the neck measurement from the waist measurement. Enter the table with this number ("Meas") and height to find the estimated body fat percentage.

Male Percent Body Fat Chart

Meas = waist - neck (inches)

Meas

Height (in)

656667686970717273747576
14.51099887776655
15.01110101099887776
15.5121211111010999887
16.0131312121211111010999
16.5141414131312121111111010
17.0161515141413131312121111
17.5171616151514141413131212
18.0181717161615151514141313
18.5191818171717161615151414
19.0201919181818171716161515
19.5212020191918181817171616
20.0222121202019191918181717
20.5232222212120201919191818
21.0242323222221212020201919
21.5242423232322222121202020
22.0252524242323232222212120
22.5262625252424232323222221
23.0272626262525242423232322
23.5282727262625252524242323
24.0282828272726262525252424
24.5292928282727262626252525
25.0303029292828272726262625
25.5313030292929282827272626
26.0313131303029292828282727
26.5323231313030302929282827
27.0333232323131303029292928
27.5343333323231313030302929
28.0343433333232323131303029
28.5353434343333323231313130
29.0363535343433333232323131
29.5363635353434343333323231
30.0373636353535343433333232

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