Anthropometry of male and female children in creches in Turkey

BARLI O., ELMALI D., MIDILLI R., Aydintan E., USTUN S., SAGSOZ A., ...More

COLLEGIUM ANTROPOLOGICUM, vol.29, no.1, pp.45-51, 2005 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-51
  • Keywords: anthropometry, children, creches, Turkey, WORKERS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents the results of an anthropometrical survey conducted on male and female children aged 3, 4 and 5 years in Turkey. A set of 18 body dimensions was taken from 154 males and 132 females. It is considered that the 18 parameters are necessary for the design of school furniture, fittings and equipment in order to minimize musculoskeletal, visual and circulatory problems resulting from badly designed elements. This study identified significant gender differences in a set of 18 anthropometrical measures in this subject group.