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Steps for preparing the Male Body Fat Content Worksheet, DA Form 5500, Aug 2006

The information below is from AR 600-9, the Army Weight Control Program, dated Sept 2006.

The information below is from AR 600-9, the Army Weight Control Program, dated September 2006. . To properly complete the Male Body Fat Content Worksheet, DA Form 5500, Aug 2006, you will need a copy of the Army Regulation to reference the required information and you will also need the DA Form 5500 which can be found at USAPA.

NAME: Print the Soldier’s last name, first name, and middle initial in the NAME block.
Also include the Social Security number and rank.

HEIGHT: Measure the Soldier’s height as described in APPENDIX B of AR 600-9 (Sept 2006) to the nearest 1/2 inch and record the measurement in the HEIGHT block.

WEIGHT: Measure the Soldier’s weight as described in APPENDIX B of AR 600-9 (Sept 2006) to the nearest pound and record in the WEIGHT block.
NOTE: Follow the rules for rounding of height and weight measurement as described in APPENDIX B of AR 600-9 (Sept 2006).

AGE: Print age in years in the AGE block.

STEP 1: Abdominal Measurement. Measure the Soldier’s abdominal circumference to the nearest 1/2 inch and round down to the nearest 1/2 inch and record in the block labeled FIRST.

STEP 2: Neck Measurement. Measure the Soldier’s neck circumference to the nearest 1/2 inch and round up to the nearest 1/2 inch and record in the block labeled FIRST.
NOTE: REPEAT STEPS 1 and 2 in series until you have completed three sets of abdomen and neck circumference measurements.

STEP 3: Average Abdominal Measurement. Find the mathematical average of the FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD abdominal circumference by adding them together and dividing by three. Place this number to the nearest 1/2 inch in the block marked AVERAGE for STEPS 1 and 3.

STEP 4: Average Neck Measurement. Find the mathematical average of your FIRST, SECOND and THIRD neck circumference by adding them together and dividing by three. Place this number to the nearest 1/2 inch in the block marked AVERAGE for STEPS 2 and 4.

STEP 5: Circumference Value = Abdomen Circumference (STEP 3) minus Neck Circumference (STEP 4). Subtract STEP 4 from STEP 3 and enter the results in STEP 5.

STEP 6: Height Factor. Find the height in the table located in table 3-1 of AR 600-9 (Sept 2006). Enter the height in inches.
NOTE: Follow the rules for rounding of height and weight measurements as described in APPENDIX B of AR 600-9 (Sept 2006).

STEP 7: Percent Body Fat. Determine the percent body fat by finding the Soldier’s circumference value (value listed in STEP 5) and height in inches (value listed in STEP 6) in Figure B-5 of AR 600-9 (Sept 2006). the percent body fat is the value that intercepts the circumference value and height in inches as listed in Figure B-5 of AR 600-9 (Sept 2006). this is the Soldier’s PERCENT BODY FAT.
NOTE: Go to the Figure B-5 of AR 600-9 (Sept 2006) to locate the circumference value (abdomen – neck circumference) in the left-hand column.


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