ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)104971
CIS number 06-479
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barroso M.P., Arezes P.M., da Costa L.G., Miguel A.S.
Title Anthropometric study of Portuguese workers
Bibliographic information May 2005, Vol.35, No.5, p.401-410. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract This study describes a procedure for collecting anthropometric data for Portuguese adult workers and the development of an anthropometric database. 891 individuals aged between 17 and 65 years were measured (399 female and 492 male). A set of 24 static anthropometric measures plus body weight was obtained for each individual. Results suggest that the procedure adopted is valid for anthropometric data acquisition. Additionally, the statistical analysis carried out on the data show that some statistical parameters, such as the variation and correlation coefficients, are within expectations and comparable to those of other populations.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; employees; anthropometry
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of technique; sex-linked differences; body weight; description of technique; computerized data bases; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Anthropometry