Accession Number:

ADA310612

Title:

Anthropometric Sizing Study for the Canadian Forces: Matched Database Validation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 93-Apr 94,

Corporate Author:

GEO-CENTERS INC NEWTON CENTRE MA

Report Date:

1996-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

227.0

Abstract:

A validation sample of 535 male Canadian Forces CF was measured. Unfortunately, the measuring sites chosen by the CF were atypical and led to a non-random sample. Prior to discovering this bias, the data were utilized to explore several alternative matching procedures. The most successful was a subject-to-subject individual matching procedure using age, height and weight. However, waist circumference continued to differ significantly between the CF validation subjects and their U.S. Army matches. This result could be indicative of a true anthropometric difference between the CF and the U.S. populations. Most probably, however, the large proportion of support personnel measured during the CF Validation Study has led to biased estimates. The tested matching procedures can be used to create a CF male database if representative height, weight and waist circumference data are collected.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE