PMID: 11461035Jul 20, 2001Paper

Anthropometric study of Mexican primary school children

Applied Ergonomics
L R Prado-LeónE L González-Muñoz

Abstract

This paper presents the results of an anthropometric survey conducted on male and female Mexican primary school children age 6-11 years in the metropolitan area of the city of Guadalajara. A set of 50 body dimensions was taken based on international standards. The sample consisted of 4758 children (boys and girls). The anthropometric measurements were compared to those of American, Cuban and Mexican children. The results indicate that the body dimensions of Mexican children from this study are different from those of American, Cuban, and other Mexican children, probably due to ethnic differences and the time lapse between the different studies. It is considered that the 50 parameters are necessary for the design of school furniture, fittings and equipment in order to minimize musculoskeletal, visual, and circulatory problems resulting from using those badly designed elements.

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