Body Fat Norms Table

Percent Body Fat for Women

Age Very Low Low Moderate High Very High
19 > <17 17.5 – 21 22.5 – 27 27.5 – 32 32.5 – 37
20 – 29 <18 18.5 – 22 23.5 – 28 28.5 – 33 33.5 – 38
30 – 39 <19 19.5 – 24 24.5 – 29 29.5 – 34 34.5 – 39
40 – 49 <20 20.5 – 25 25.5 – 30 30.5 – 35 35.5 – 40
50 < <21 21.5 – 26 26.5 – 31 31.5 – 36 36.5 – 41

Women should never fall below 9% body fat

Percent Body Fat Norms for Men

Age Very Low Low Moderate High Very High
19 > <14 14.5 – 19 19.5 – 24 24.5 – 29 20.5 – 34<
20 – 29 <15 15.5 – 20 20.5 – 25 25.5 – 30 30.5 – 35<
30 – 39 <16 16.5 – 21 21.5 – 26 26.5 – 31 31.5 – 36<
40 – 49 <17 17.5 – 22 22.5 – 27 27.5 – 32 32.5 – 37<
50 < <18 18.5 – 23 23.5 – 28 28.5 – 33 33.5 – 38<

Men should never fall below 6% body fat

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