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D Proposed Revisions to Accession (AR 40-501) and Retention (AR 600-9) Body Weight and Body Fat Standards Briefers: Dr. J. A. Vogel and Major K.E. Fried1 Occupational Health and Performance Directorate U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine 2Aprill991 RECOMMENDATIONS AR 40-501 Change to a body fat standard, retaining weight tables only as a preliminary screen Male standards should not exceed 4 percent body fat units over reten- tion fat standards Female standards should be the same as retention fat standards AR 600-9 Female standards should be increased by 2 percent body fat units for each age category 345

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346 TABLE D-1 Proposed Changes to Body Fat Standards APPENDIX D Men Retention Current Standard Women Accession Retention Accession Proposed Current Proposed Current Proposed Current Proposed Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard 20 20 (32)* 24 28 30 (28) 30 22 22 (34) 26 30 32 (30) 32 24 24 (33) 28 32 34 (32) 34 26 26 (32) 30 34 36 (34) 36 (no change) (more stringent) (less stringent) (same as retention) Estimated from BMI