Accession Number:

ADA244533

Title:

Hand Anthropometry of U.S. Army Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 26 Jun 1989-31 Dec 1990

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

428.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of the analysis of data on the hand gathered during the 1987-1988 anthropometric survey of Army personnel. Data are presented in the form of summary statistics and percentile tables. In addition, correlations, regressions, analyses of variance and principal components for sex and racial groups, nonmetric trait frequencies, and observer error magnitudes are reported. These data summaries are presented for a subset of the actual data base 1003 man and 1304 women that match the working data bases summarized in the Anthropometric Surveys Final Report. Therefore, the hand working data bases match the demographic characteristics of the June 1988 Army, and are comprised of individuals who are in the Anthropometric Surveys working data bases. The dimensions given in this report include 64 hand measurements that were obtained using a special photometric system. An additional 22 dimensions, obtained through direct measurement during the Anthropometric Survey, were added to the hand data base. Therefore, a total of 86 dimensions are presented in this report. Measurement descriptions, visual indices, and a glossary are included to aid readers in locating dimensions and in interpreting presentations.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE