A PROJECTION OF THE STANDING HEIGHT OF LARGE AMERICAN MALES FOR 1985, 1995, AND 2005

This report presents projections of the standing height of large American males for the years 1985, 1995, and 2005. The background information used in developing these projections includes U.S. population data, estimates of a continuing secular trend toward increased stature, and data describing the decrease in stature as a function of aging. To develop the projections, models were developed which predict stature as a function of age. The input to the model is stature at 20 years of age. The assumption was made that the secular increase is continuing at approximately 1 centimeter per decade. The additional assumption was made that the relatively modest changes in stature as a function of aging proposed by Borkan, et al (1983) are appropriate for the U.S. population in general. These conservative assumptions lead to a model which agrees well with 1960-1962, 1971-1974, and 1976-1980 U.S. population anthropometric survey data for 95th percentile male standing height. This model was then used to project to the years 1985, 1995, and 2005.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150
  • Authors:
    • Robbins, D H
  • Publication Date: 1987-8-27

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-87-40, HS-040 410
  • Contract Numbers: N-2B (Dec. 3, 1986)
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM