ANTHROPOMETRY OF U.S. INFANTS AND CHILDREN

This report presents the results of a three-year study designed to collect, analyze and reduce selected anthropometric data on 4,027 infants and children representative of the current U.S. population ranging in age from newborn to 12 years of age. Since the major purpose was to provide basic measurement data most useful and critical to consumer product design, regulatory consideration, or other direct applications, 12 of the 41 measurements taken were applied measurements which have not been previously available. A substantial portion of the study involved the design, fabrication, development, and testing of a new generation of anthropometric measuring devices which transmit measurement signals to a portable mini-computer data acquisition system or to a set of readout meters. The results presented in this report summarize the complete data which have been provided on magnetic tape for automated data analysis and retrieval. Each of the 41 measurements is defined and illustrated, and tabular charts are provided listing the mean, standard deviation, 5th, 50th and 95th percentiles by age and sex, and for combined sexes. In addition, the mean, 5th and 95th percentiles are shown graphically. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 1975 Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 24-28 February, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Snyder, R G
    • Spencen, M L
    • Owings, C L
    • Schneider, L W
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 250 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750423
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM