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# Calculate Your Body Fat Percentage (3-site Jackson-Pollock)

Last updated: Monday, May 01, 2023
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The body fat percentage is the ratio between a person's total body fat and total mass (commonly known as weight).

This calculator uses the 3-site Jackson-Pollock skinfold method to help determine the body fat percentage more accurately.

For a woman please measure your triceps, thigh and suprailiac using a caliper.

For a man, please measure your pectoral, abdominal and thigh with a body fat caliper.

The 3-site Jackson-Pollock formula for body density is used in combination with the Siri equation to determine the body fat percentage, which can be defined as:
$$BFP$$ $$=$$ $$\dfrac{495}{BD}$$ $$-$$ $$450$$
$$BD$$: Body density
$$BFP$$: Body fat percentage
$$triceps$$: the skin fold measurements of the triceps
$$thigh$$: the skinfold measurement of the thigh
$$suprailiac$$: the skinfold measurement of the suprailiac
$$age$$: your age measured in years
The SI unit for BFP is: $$%$$
Select your gender and the type of units below
Female (Metric)
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Male (Imperial)

## Female (Metric)

Use this calculator to determine the body fat percentage of an adult female using metric units.
the skin fold measurements of the triceps
$$triceps$$
$$millimeter$$
the skinfold measurement of the thigh
$$thigh$$
$$millimeter$$
the skinfold measurement of the suprailiac
$$suprailiac$$
$$millimeter$$
$$age$$
$$year$$
Please note, that all calculators provided are for informational and educational purposes ONLY, and should NOT be taken as professional medical/dietary advice.
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