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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 1911-2017; ESSN: 1911-2025

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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.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute of Gerontology
DOI Number: 10.5539/ass.v5n6p133
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Anthropometry dimensions; Older Malaysians; BMI's; Demographic background
Depositing User: Mohamad Jefri Mohamed Fauzi
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2010 09:50
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 13:30
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