Accession Number:

ADA581918

Title:

2010 Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Marine Corps Personnel: Methods and Summary Statistics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 2009-Aug 2010

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK SOLDIER RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Report Date:

2013-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

458.0

Abstract:

This report presents results of a comprehensive anthropometric survey of U.S. Marines MC-ANSUR, completed in 2010 by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. Goals of the survey were to acquire a large body of data from comparably measured males and females to serve the Marine Corps current design and engineering needs, as well as those anticipated well into the future. Ninety-four directly measured dimensions, 39 derived dimensions, and three-dimensional 3-D head, foot, and full-body scans were obtained on each subject in this study. The sample consisted of 1301 men and 620 women. Results of the directly measured dimensions are given here in the form of summary statistics, percentile data, and frequency distributions. Also included are well-illustrated descriptions of the measurements and of the landmarks used to define them an explanation of the manual and 3-D procedures used in the study demographic data characterizing the sample in terms of its racialethnic, gender, age, geographic, and occupational distribution comparative statistics showing changes in the body sizes of Marine personnel since the last large-scale survey in 1966 and, a detailed explanation of how observer error was calculated for this study to ensure optimum reliability. The sampling strategy rationale and execution is detailed in an appendix. Other appendices include information on the comparability of the measurement techniques used in this survey with those used in other large-scale military surveys, visual indices to help readers locate dimensions with unfamiliar names, and a cross-reference table to help readers accustomed to locating dimensions by number.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE