While differences in height and weight were observed, the results of this study indicate that there are similarities between Caucasian and Asian-American elderly in skin-fold measurements and prevalence of obesity. These results illustrate the value of skinfold thickness as a more accurate measure of adiposity than indexes on the basis of weight for given height. In addition, our results provide evidence for ethnic similarities in the distribution of subcutaneous fat and the prevalence of obesity in elderly Caucasians and Asian-Americans.
Anthropometric of Caucasian and Asian knees is different and it may implicate in choosing the prosthesis for knee arthroplasty. Positioning and fit of the knee prostheses in patients determines functional outcome. For that matter anthropometric differences between knee joints of patients, will affect function.
Subjects were grouped by age, sex and address urban versus rural. Information on household composition, maternal education and income was collected using a structured questionnaire. Anthropometric indicators measured were height, weight and body mass index BMI.
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Body mass index, weight, and stature are reliable indicators of biological living standards. This chapter reviews studies that focus on the anthropometric history of China, Japan, and Korea. Although the anthropometric measurements of contemporary urban Chinese equal those of Japan and South Korea, its rural population lags far behind.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. The comparisons of anthropometric characteristics among four peoples in East Asia. Anthropometric data from the four East Asian countries were compared.
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience — please keep coming back to see the improvements. Reviews of household survey data quality have shown that the current device used to measure height and length of infants, children and adults does not yield accurate results.
An early tool of physical anthropologyit has been used for identification, for the purposes of understanding human physical variation, in paleoanthropology and in various attempts to correlate physical with racial and psychological traits. Anthropometry involves the systematic measurement of the physical properties of the human body, primarily dimensional descriptors of body size and shape. Today, anthropometry plays an important role in industrial designclothing design, ergonomics and architecture where statistical data about the distribution of body dimensions in the population are used to optimize products. Changes in lifestyles, nutrition, and ethnic composition of populations lead to changes in the distribution of body dimensions e.
This section contains the following topics:. See the video clips associated with this section. This section presents information about human body size, posture, movement, surface area, volume, and mass.
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. JanuaryCite as. The anthropometric data were subsequently compared to those from three selected Asian countries, focussing on the sitting and standing posture dimensions. Thirty-six anthropometric dimensions were selected for comparison based on common availability among the four countries.