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Minority Body Composition Study

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


To evaluate the accuracy of body composition devices in racial/ethnic minority populations.


Bones, Men's Health, Muscles, Obesity, Women's Health





18 - 45 years


Study Population

Participants must be 18-45 years old and identify as one of the following races/ethnicities: Black/African American; Asian; Hispanic/Latino/a; Native American; Two or more races


Malia Blue
SPA Student Assistant
Exercise and Sport Science

For questions, contact:

Malia Blue
(919) 962-1663

Recruitment Period End

March 20, 2020


Primary Location
Fetzer Hall on UNC-CH Campus
Fetzer Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Study Qualifications

Gender Any

Age Range 18 - 45 years

Participant qualification(s) - Males and females between the ages of 18 - 45 years - Body mass index between 18.5-49 kg/m2 - Self- identify as one of the following races/ethnicities: African American/black, Asian, American Indian, Bi-racial, Hispanic/Latino/a - Agrees to abstain from caffeine, tobacco, alcohol for 12 hours and vigorous exercise for 24 hours

Not eligible if: - Currently pregnant or plan to become pregnant - Gained/lost more than 6.5 lbs in last 2 months - Had an injury limiting daily activities in the last 3 months - An elite athlete who exercises every day -Diagnosed with cardiovascular, metabolic or musculoskeletal disease

Number of Visits

    » 1 In person visit(s)

    1 body composition assessment

    » 0 Remote visit(s)

Participation Period

3 hours and 45 minutes


$20 visa gift card

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