Accession Number:

ADA129622

Title:

Anthropometric Indices among U.S. Navy Divers

Descriptive Note:

Interim memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Report Date:

1983-06-08

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Anthropometric data obtained from 194 U.S. Navy divers who participated in the Longitudinal Health Survey were analyzed with descriptive statistics. Eighteen indices were examined, and the analysis was presented in two parts for each index. First, the mean value, its standard deviation, and percentiles were computed for the entire cohort. Second, the cohort was divided into two age strata, 20-30 years old and 31-42 years old. Within each stratum, the mean value, its standard deviation, and the range were calculated. When added to other published findings on U.S. Navy divers, these data have application as a reference source for personnel working in diving suit and equipment design, diving operations, human factors research, diving medicine, and epidemiology.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE