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Table 1 Age and different body composition measures distribution by gender

From: Body fat percentage assessment by skinfold equation, bioimpedance and densitometry in older adults

Variables Male (n = 52) Female (n = 80) Value
Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD Range p
Age (years) 70.50 ± 6.68 60.00–91.00 69.69 ± 6.23 60.00–86.00 0.642
BMI (kg/m2)1 25.75 ± 4.05 14.42–35.36 27.37 ± 5.75 13.67–40.02 0.093
%BF D&W equation2 27.88 ± 6.75 8.09–39.68 39.99 ± 5.22 18.38–50.03 0.0001*
%BF BIA3 27.90 ± 7.00 3.10–38.90 39.28 ± 8.66 13.80–55.00 0.0001*
%BF DXA4 30.21 ± 8.63 5.40–47.40 42.82 ± 9.00 11.20–57.10 0.0001*
  1. 1Body mass index; 2 Body fat percentage estimated with the SF equation of Durnin & Womersley; 3 Body fat percentage estimated with bioelectrical impedance (BIA); 4 Body fat percentage estimated using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA); *Significant differences between sexes