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Anthropometry Dimensions of Older Malaysians: Comparison of Age, Gender and Ethnicity

Mohd Yusuff, Rosnah and Hussain, Mohd Rizal and Syed Abdul Rashid, Sharifah Norazizan (2009) Anthropometry Dimensions of Older Malaysians: Comparison of Age, Gender and Ethnicity. Asian Social Science, 5 (6). pp. 133-140. ISSN 1911-2025

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Abstract

Studies have indicated that body dimensions differ for various populations. To determine whether there are differences in the anthropometric data of the elderly population in Malaysia, the anthropometric data collected from a previous project was used. These comparisons can give some indications of the relative sizes between age, gender and ethnicity in Malaysian elderly populations. The results showed that some anthropometric dimensions were influenced by age,gender and ethnicity. Regression analysis showed that age and ethnicity were significant predictors (p< .01) of Malaysians elderly BMI’s. The analysis has provided important information in designing and planning of facilities and products for elderly populations.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Anthropometry dimensions, Older Malaysians, BMI’s, Demographic background
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher:Canadian Center of Science and Education
ID Code:7706
Deposited By: Mohamad Jefri Mohamed Fauzi
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 09:50
Last Modified:27 May 2013 15:36

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