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Anthropometry of Malaysian young adults


Karuppiah, Karmegam and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Ismail, Mohd Yusof and Ismail, Napsiah and Mohd Tamrin, Shamsul Bahri and Gobalakrishnan, Mohana Krishnan and Palanimuthu, Seetha and Palaniandy, Thiyagu (2011) Anthropometry of Malaysian young adults. Journal of Human Ergology, 40 (1-2). pp. 37-46. ISSN 0300-8134; ESSN: 1884-3964


This paper presents the results of an anthropometric data collected from polytechnic students in Malaysia. A total of 1032 (595 males and 437 females) students participated in the study. Their ages ranged from 18 to 24 years. A total of 34 anthropometric dimensions were measured. Descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, standard error of mean, coefficient of variation, minimum, maximum and percentile for each parameter were estimated. In addition, the comparison between Malaysia anthropometric data and Thailand (South) anthropometric data were also presented. The results show that there is a total of 12 and 11 (of dimensions parameters) significant differences (p < 0.05) between the male and female adults respectively.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Human Ergology Society
Keywords: Malaysia; Anthropometry; Ergonomics; Young adults
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 03:47
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2016 03:47
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/48589
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