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Statistical data: Japan

* JP01
Population
Japanese
Subjects
Males & females 18-29 yrs. N=200 each, Males & females 60+ yrs. N=50 each
Number of measurements
255
Year of Examination
1991-92
Reference
National Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology ed., Human Body Dimensions Data for Ergonomic Design. Nippon Shuppan Service, Tokyo, 1996. (in Japanese)
Comment
Measured using traditional methods. The right side was measured. Individual data will be available at the Web page of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. For definitions of measurements, see the reference.
Web address
http://www.dh.aist.go.jp/index.htm.ja


* JP02
Population
Japanese
Subjects
Males & females 7-90+ yrs. N=34000
Number of measurements
178
Year of Examination
1992-94
Reference
Japanese Body Size Data 1992-1994. Research Institute of Human Engineering for Quality Life, Osaka, 1997 (in Japanese)
Comment
The data book is published by the Research Institute of Human Engineering for Quality Life (HQL). The right side was measured. A total of 87 of the 178 measurements were obtained from scanned data. No comparison was made between measurements obtained using the traditional methods and measurements obtained from the scanned data. Individual data is available for a fee.
Web address
http://www.hql.jp/project/size1992/


* JP03
Population
Japanese
Subjects
Males & females 0-60+ yrs. N=46000
Number of measurements
64 for adults, 26 for children, and 15 for infants
Year of Examination
1978-81
Reference
Japanese Standards Association ed., Report of the Anthropometric Survey of Japanese - for Japanese Industrial standard of Readymade Clothing (1978-1981). Japanese Standards Association, Tokyo, 1984. (in Japanese)
Comment
The measurements were obtained nearly 30 years ago, and thus are outdated. However, they include measurements for infants and children that are not available elsewhere. The right side was measured. The data book is available from the Japanese Standards Association.


* JP04
Population
Japanese
Subjects
(A) Males & females 60+ yrs. N=50 each
(B) Males & females 60+ yrs. N=100 each
(C) Males & females 60+ yrs. N=100 each
Number of measurements
(A) 178 (B) 129 (C) Body height, weight and 13 cephalic measurements
Year of Examination
(A) 2000-01 (B) and (C) 2001-02
Reference
(A) Research Institute of Human Engineering for Quality Life, Report of the Research and Development of Millennium Project in 2000 (Heisei 12), Part I Database (Body dimensions). Research Institute of Human Engineering for Quality Life, Osaka, 2001. (in Japanese)
(B) Research Institute of Human Engineering for Quality Life, Report of the Research and Development of Millennium Project in 2001 (Heisei 13), Part I Database (Body dimensions). Research Institute of Human Engineering for Quality Life, Osaka, 2001. (in Japanese)
Comment
Some of the measurements in (A) and (B) were obtained from scanned body surface data. It was confirmed that these measurements are comparable to those obtained using the traditional methods. All cephalic measurements were obtained using the traditional methods. The right side was measured. This data was obtained by researchers participating in one of the Millennium Projects of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Statistics are available at the website described below. Individual data is also available, for a fee, from the Research Institute of Human Engineering for Quality Life.
Web address
http://www.hql.jp/project/funcdb2000/


* JP05
Population
Japanese
Subjects
University students
Number of measurements
9 cephalic and 44 somatic
Year of Examination
1980-93
Reference
Shuji Takeuchi, Ikuo Kageyama, Susumu Kato, Minoru Koda, Toshiyuki Hayakawa, and Hiroshi Yamashita, 2002: Somatometric measurements of university students from 1980 to 1993. Anthropological Science, 110: 185-222.
Comment
The subjects were students of Jikei University Medical School, Tokyo.


* JP06
Population
Japanese
Subjects
Males & females 18-29 yrs. N=100 each, Males & females 60+ yrs. N=50 each
Number of measurements
49
Year of Examination
1997-98
Reference
Makiko Kouchi and Masaaki Mochimaru, 2001: Anthropometric database. Report of Japanese Industrial Standards Center, 4: 46-53. (in Japanese)
Makiko Kouchi and Masaaki Mochimaru, 2000: Anthropometric database. Human Interface, 2: 252-258. (in Japanese)
Comment
The right side was measured. A CD-R containing a brief report of the survey and individual data, as well as statistics, is available free of charge from the website described below.
Web address
http://www.dh.aist.go.jp/index.htm.en
> Available Program/Data > Japanese Body Dimensions Data 1997-98


* JP07 |
Population
Japanese
Reference
Takao Suzuki, 1996: Nihonjin no Karada - Kenkou, Shintai Datashu (The Body of Japanese - Data Book for Health and Body -). Asakura, Tokyo. (in Japanese)
Comment
This book contains various information about the human body, including dimensions and weight of organs.


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