Lee et al developed several anthropometric models for predicting skeletal muscle mass in an adult. The authors are from Columbia University in New York City and Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.
Patient selection: nonobese adults (body mass index < 30 kg per square meter; age > 20 years). In theory the skeletal muscle for an obese adult could be estimated from the ideal body weight.
Exclusions: enrolled in structured physical fitness program, recent weight loss, drug or disorder impacting body composition
(1) age in years
(4) height in meters
(5) body weight in kilograms
skeletal muscle mass in kilograms =
= (0.244 * (body weight in kilograms)) + (7.8 * (height in meters)) - (0.098 * (age in years)) + (6.6 * (points for gender)) + (points for race) - 3.3
• R-square was 0.86 and SEE was 2.8 kg.
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Purpose: To estimate the skeletal muscle mass of a nonobese adult using the anthropometric equation of Lee et al using height, weight and race.
Objective: other testing