Anthropometric Estimates for Iranian General Population

  • Mahnaz SAREMI Workplace Health Promotion Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Department of Ergonomics, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mahnaz KAZEMHAGHIGH Department of Ergonomics, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Anthropometry, Estimation, Iran


Background: An essential requirement exists for a single exhaustive source of anthropometric databank in Iran. Available information about Iranian bodily dimensions is not applicable to the general population due to the sample of people investigated. This study aimed to present the first Iranian anthropometric databank by estimation.

Methods: After a systematic review, 24 relevant sources of information were found and included. No time limit was considered. The method of Rapid Anthropometrics Scaled for Height was used.

Results: Overall, 36 bodily dimensions were estimated, for which the seven percentiles of 1st, 5th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 95th, and 99th were calculated, stratified by sex.

Conclusion: The resulting tables can be claimed as the most representative anthropometric databank for Iranian general 20-64 yr population now. Data are suitable for practical purpose and are applicable in both occupational and community setting.



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How to Cite
SAREMI M, KAZEMHAGHIGH M. Anthropometric Estimates for Iranian General Population. Iran J Public Health. 48(8):1503-1511.
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