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Body Fat Norms

Sat, Jun  16, 2001 - By Mike Muha

Body Fat (Composition) Norms
(from the XC Oregon June Camp)
Body Composition Norms

Men

Age	Ideal	Good		Moderate	Fat		Obese
19	12	12.5-17.0	17.5-22.0	22.5-27.0	27.5+
20-29	13	13.5-18.0	18.5-23.0	23.5-28.0	28.5+
30-39	14	14.5-19.0	19.5-24.0	24.5-29.0	29.5+
40-49	15	15.5-20.0	20.5-25.0	25.5-30.0	30.5+
50+	16	16.5-21.5	21.5-26.0	26.0-31.0	31.5+

Women
19	17	17.5-22.0	22.5-27.0	27.5-32.0	32.5+
20-29	18	18.5-23.0	23.0-28.0	28.5-33.0	33.5+
30-39	19	19.5-24.0	24.5-29.0	29.5-34.0	34.5+
40-49	20	20.5-25.0	25.5-30.0	30.5-35.0	35.5+
50+	21	21.5-26.5	26.5-31.0	31.5-36.0	36.5+
Body Composition in Simpler Terms

		Men	Women
Healthy Adult	18-20%	23-26%
Active Adult	10-15%	18-20%
Athlete	5-10%	10-18%	10-18%