Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556

Raphael Zúñiga

Faculty of Engineering, University of Talca, Curicó, Chile

  • Research Paper   
    Anthropometric Study among Chilean Older Adults
    Author(s): Valeria Bravo, Cristían Caparros, Raphael Zúñiga, Javier Muñoz, Orietta Nicholis and Rafael Barra*

    Background: The number of people over 60 years of age is rapidly growing worldwide. The ageing of population increases the need for new public health policies and products. In this context, it is primordial to have access to the anthropometric characterisation of the elderly population. Objective: This investigation describes the somatotype components of a representative sample of elderly from Chile. Methods: In a cross-sectional anthropometric study, we assessed 200 older adults (60 to 80 years old). The study was conducted using the Heath-Carter anthropometric method, and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to redefine and optimise the cluster definition. Statistical differences were established for male and female among the somatotype categories (endomorph, mesomorph and ectomorph) using t-test. For the analysis .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-7556.19.9.244

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