Anthropometry of the Foot and Lower Leg of U.S. Army Soldiers: Fort Jackson, SC -- 1985
Final rept. Jun 1985-Dec 1988
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA
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In 1985, a fit test for a leather combat boot, which was recently adopted by the US Army, was conducted at Fort Jackson, South Carolina by the US Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center. In conjunction with the fit test, a series of 33 anthropometric measurements of the foot and lower leg including stature and weight was obtained on 867 male and female soldiers. This report presents statistical information for those data on the full male sample n293 and on a female subsample n491, which has been reconfigured to represent more closely the demographic composition of the current US Army female population. In addition to measurement descriptions and summary statistics for each variable by gender, bivariate and multivariate relationships in the data are also presented. This includes bivariate tables, correlation coefficients, and both simple and multiple regression equations. These data represent the most comprehensive anthropometric information on the foot collected to date. As such, the statistical information presented in this report should be of value to scientists and to developers of both military and civilian footwear.
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