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Comparison of Iranian student's anthropometric information and American and English standards
Ehsan Habibi, Nasrin Sadeghi *, Fariba Mansouri, Mahdi Sadeghi, Maliheh Ranjbar
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Introduction: Some musculoskeletal disorders, fatigue and human errors are rooted in the unsuitable design of the tools. Appropriate design is based on anthropometric data adapted to the target population. In our country, due to lack of anthropometric databases, data from western countries are used. The aim of this project is to compare physical dimensions of the Iranian people with non-Iranian and also ultimately prepare a database based on our body dimensions so that Iranian experts use this internal standard to design and manufacture our tools and equipment. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional observational study in which 384 female and 384 male students from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in were randomly selected. 30 anthropometric variables were measured by anthropometer, calipers and balance. These data were analyzed by SPSS software, version 11.5 and the index percentile was calculated. The percentiles obtained in America and Britain were compared with our standards and the percentage of difference between them was determined. Results: The statistical anthropometric percentile was found as a database for both genders. This study compared British and American standards, showing the most significant difference between anthropometric variables of Iranian and non-Iranian people. Conclusion: The results of this study reveal that Iranian body dimensions are different from those of non-Iranian persons. Therefore, we can’t use the standards of other countries to design tools and devices for Iranian people. The prepared database can be used as an anthropometric information bank based on national standards.
Keywords: Anthropometry, Body Size, Students, Database
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Received: 2013/04/7 | Revised: 2018/02/28 | Accepted: 2013/04/16

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