Mill-Ferreyra et al reported the Palafolls Formula for the prediction of an adult's percent body fat. The authors are from Centro de Atencion Primaria Malgrat-Palafolls and Residencia Geriatrica Clivia in Spain.

Patient selection: adult from 30 to 90 years of age



(1) body mass index (BMI) in kg per square meter

(2) waist (abdominal) circumference in cm

(3) sex (male 0, female 1)


percent body fat =

= ((BMI) / (waist circumference)) + (BMI) + (10 * (sex))

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