Accession Number:

ADA048591

Title:

Anthropometry of Women of the U.S. Army - 1977. Report No. 5 - Comparative Data for U.S. Army Men

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WEBB ASSOCIATES YELLOW SPRINGS OH

Report Date:

1977-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

233.0

Abstract:

This report, one in a series which deals with the results of an anthropometric survey of 1331 U.S. Army women, presents comparable data resulting from the measurement of 287 Army men. The opportunity to secure measurements on male subjects made by the same technicians at the same time and place, and using precisely the same measuring techniques, provided a unique source of comparative data for the design of Army clothing, equipment, and workspaces which, increasingly, must accommodate the wide range of sizes represented by both sexes. The subjects in the mens survey represented a homogeneous group, chiefly trainees with a median age of about 19 years. The sample was composed of approximately two-thirds Whites, one-third Blacks, and a small fraction of Orientals. This report describes the conduct of the survey on men and includes the univariate summary statistics and frequency tables resulting from it. Data obtained in the survey included 44 of the 69 body size measurements made on Army women and 13 of an additional 24 standard body dimensions measured on the women, as well as three identical subseries of workspace, head and face, and static strength measurements. Also provided are 51 selected bivariate frequency tables.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE