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Statistical data: the U.S., EU, and other regions and countries

US : Anthrokids

PopulationSubjectsNumber of measurementsYear of Examination
U.S.A.(A) infants and children 0-13 yrs. N=3000
(B) infants and children 2-18 yrs. N=3900
(A) 37 for infants (0-2 yrs.), 36 for children (2-13 yrs.)
(B) 34 for infants (0-2 yrs.), 85 for children (2-18yrs.)
(A) 1975 (B) 1977
Reference
(A) Physical Characteristics of Children As Related to Death and Injury for Consumer Product Design and Use. UM-HSRI-BI-75-5 Final Report Contract FDA-72-70 May 1975
(B) Anthropometry of Infants, Children, and Youths to Age 18 for Product Safety Design. UM-HSRI-77-17 Final Report Contract CPSC-C-75-0068 May 1977 .
Comment
The right side was measured. The center of gravity at standing and sitting postures was also measured. Report of (A) is available from the website described below. Individual data for (B) is available from the website.
Web address
http://www.itl.nist.gov/iaui/ovrt/projects/anthrokids/

US : CAESAR project

PopulationSubjectsNumber of measurementsYear of Examination
U.S.A.Males & females 18-65 yrs. N=2375381998-2000
Reference
Harrison C. R. and K. M. Robinette, 2002: CAESAR: Summary statistics for the adult population (ages 18-65) of the United States of America. AFRL-HE-WP-TR-2002-0170. United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Effectiveness Directorate Crew System Interface Division
Comment
Results of CAESAR (Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource) project. Measurements were obtained using the traditional methods as well as from the scanned surface data. The right side was measured. The report, scanned data and individual measurements are available, for a fee, from the web page.
Web address
http://en.scientificcommons.org/18599486
http://www.sae.org/technicalcommittees/caesarhome.htm#3dna

EU : ADULTDATA, OLDER ADULTDATA, CHILDATA

PopulationSubjectsNumber of measurementsYear of Examination
Europeans and populations from other countries(A) Males & females 18-64 yrs.
(B) Males & females 60+ yrs.
(C) Males & females 0-18 yrs.
(A)266 (B) 155 (C) 177. Number of measurements differs in different populations.Year of measurement or year of publication of original literature ranges from 1968 to 1990.
Reference
(A) ADULDATA. 1998: The Handbook of Adult Anthropometric and Strength Measurements - Data for Design Safety. Government Consumer Safety Research, Department of Trade and Industry.
(B) OLDER ADULT DATA. 2000: The Handbook of Adult Anthropometric and Strength Measurements - Data for Design Safety. Government Consumer Safety Research, Department of Trade and Industry.
(C) CHILDATA. 1995: The Handbook of Adult Anthropometric and Strength Measurements - Data for Design Safety. Government Consumer Safety Research, Department of Trade and Industry.
Comment
Anthropometric data were collected from many sources published in U.K., Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Netherlands, and U.S.A. Strength data were also compiled.

EU : CAESAR Netherlands

PopulationSubjectsNumber of measurementsYear of Examination
NetherlandsMales & females 18-65 yrs. N=1200 381997-2002
Reference
Hudson, JA and K. M. Robinette, 2003: CAESAR: Summary statistics for the adult population (ages 18-65) of the Netherlands. AFRL-HE-WP-TR-2004-0168. United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Effectiveness Directorate Crew System Interface Division
Comment
Results of CAESAR (Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource) project. Measurements were obtained using the traditional methods as well as from the scanned surface data. The right side was measured.
Web address
http://www.sae.org/technicalcommittees/caesarhome.htm#3deu

EU : CAESAR Italy

PopulationSubjectsNumber of measurementsYear of Examination
ItalyMales & females 18-65 yrs, N=750 381997-2002
Reference
Hudson, JA and K. M. Robinette, 2003: CAESAR: Summary statistics for the adult population (ages 18-65) of Italy. AFRL-HE-WP-TR-2004-0165. United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Effectiveness Directorate Crew System Interface Division
Comment
Results of CAESAR (Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource) project. Measurements were obtained using the traditional methods as well as from the scanned surface data. The right side was measured.
Web address
http://www.sae.org/technicalcommittees/caesarhome.htm#3deu

Africa

PopulationSubjectsNumber of measurementsYear of Examination
AfricansMales & females 20+ yrs. Bamanan- Fulbe people in Nigeria N=186, Yoruba people in Mali N=72381991
Reference
Kazutaka Adachi, Ayano Kusumoto, Junzo Kawada, and Michiyo Hososaka, 1993: Anthropometrical study of some West-African ethnic groups in relation to techniques of the body. Africa Kenkyu, 43: 19-30. (in Japanese with English summary)
Comment
The left side was measured. The data is for African people living a traditional lifestyle. There was a difference in average body build between the population from Nigeria and the population from Mali.

All over the world

PopulationSubjectsNumber of measurementsYear of Examination
Populations from all over the world Male & female children 1-18 yrs.12Most are measured in and after the 1980
Reference
Eveleth P. B. and J. M. Tanner eds. 1990: Worldwide Variation in Human Growth, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press.
Comment
Anthropometric data were collected from many sources.

Size Korea 2004

PopulationSubjectsNumber of measurementsYear of Examination
KoreaMales & females 0-70+ yrs.113 for adult males, 117 for adult females 2003-04
Reference
2004:제5차 한국인 인체치수조사사업 보고서 (2차년도 최종보고서)
Comment
Whole body, head and feet were scanned. Report of the Size Korea Project is available at the website described below.
Web address
http://sizekorea.ats.go.kr/main.asp

Taiwan

PopulationSubjectsNumber of measurementsYear of Examination
TaiwanMales & females 6-64 yrs.3631994-2000
Reference
王茂駿・王明揚・林昱呈、中華民国91年:台灣地區人體計測資料庫手冊。中華民國人因工程學會(Mao-Jiun Wang, Eric Min-Yang Wang, and Yu-Cheng Lin, 2002: Anthropometric Data Book of the Chinese People in Taiwan. The Ergonomic Society of Taiwan)
Comment
200 of measurements were calculated from 3D landmark locations obtained using Faroarm.