A single anthropometric measurement, such as weight, does not normally in itself assess growth and/or body composition and, therefore, indicate nutritional status. To interpret anthropometric measurements, single measurements or combinations of measurements must be compared with reference values, by age and sex. Importance of Anthropometric Data Anthropometry is a key component of nutrition status assessment in children and adults (Simko). The NHANES anthropometry data have been used to track growth and weight trends in the U.S. population for more than thirty years (Flegal, ; Hedley, ). The anthropometric data for infants.
Dimension 5th %ile 50th %ile 95th %ile SD 5th %ile 50th %ile 95th %ile SD 1 Stature 2 Eye height File Size: KB. satisfactory data, that growth in stature tends to keep on well into the adult period; and this conclusion is further sustained by the statistics on stature published in I by the Anthropometric Committee of Great Britain.4 All this is relative to stature only. Parchappe's observa-tions on the increase during adult life in the size of the head.
Aug 05, · Anthropometry has a long tradition of assessing nutritional and health status of adults as this is an inexpensive, non-invasive method that provides detailed information on different components of body structure, especially muscular and fat components [20, 21]. Moreover, anthropometric measurements are highly sensitive to the broad spectrum of Cited by: 6.