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An epidemiologic study on anthropometric dimensions of 7-11-year-old Iranian children: considering ethnic differences.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23126498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Anthropometric data can be used to identify the physical dimensions of equipment, furniture, clothing and workstations. The use of poorly designed furniture that fails to fulfil the users' anthropometric dimensions, has a negative impact on human health. In this study, we measured some anthropometric dimensions of Iranian children from different ethnicities. A total of 12,731 Iranian primary school children aged 7-11 years were included in the study and their static anthropometric dimensions were measured. Descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation and key percentiles were calculated. All dimensions were compared among different ethnicities and different genders. This study showed significant differences in a set of 22 anthropometric dimensions with regard to gender, age and ethnicity. Turk boys and Arab girls were larger than their contemporaries in different ages. According to the results of this study, difference between genders and among different ethnicities should be taken into account by designers and manufacturers of school furniture. Practitioner Summary: In this study, we measured 22 static anthropometric dimensions of 12,731 Iranian primary school children aged 7-11 years from different ethnicities. Descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation and key percentiles were measured for each dimension. This study showed significant differences in a set of 22 anthropometric dimensions in different genders, ages and ethnicities.
Authors:
Seyyed Jalil Mirmohammadi; Rahmatollah Hafezi; Amir Houshang Mehrparvar; Raziyeh Soltani Gerdfaramarzi; Mehrdad Mostaghaci; Reza Jafari Nodoushan; Bibiseyedeh Rezaeian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ergonomics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1366-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  Ergonomics     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373220     Medline TA:  Ergonomics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
a Occupational Medicine Department , Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences , Yazd , Iran.
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