Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight


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Which of the following individuals is considered to be obese?

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1. Which of the following techniques uses a small electrical current to estimate body fat percentage?

2. What is the BMI of a person who weighs 75 kg and who is 1.82 meters tall?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several methods of body fat measurement, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the most common ones. In many of the questions, you'll be given a description of a method and need to identify its name.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See if you can correctly answer questions on the following:

  • What body fat percentage distinguishes a man as obese
  • The technique that uses a small electrical current
  • The measurement calculated by dividing a person's weight by the square of their height
  • The method that uses underwater weighing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about assessment of body fat content
  • Critical thinking - use understanding of how various body fat assessment methods work to consider how precise and reliable they are
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding when men are considered obese and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep studying this health topic by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how to use measurements of skinfolds and waist-to-hip ratio to determine fat content
  • Compare and contrast health consequences of different fat distributions (pear vs. apple shapes)
  • Know how to interpret a BMI