A Study on the Somatotype Characteristics of Korean Adult Men: A Comparison between the Data of the 5th Anthropometry of Size Korea and 6th Anthropometry of Size Korea

Title & Authors
A Study on the Somatotype Characteristics of Korean Adult Men: A Comparison between the Data of the 5th Anthropometry of Size Korea and 6th Anthropometry of Size Korea
Chang, Sun-Ok; Yi, Kyong-Hwa;

Abstract
Objective: The objective of the study is to analyze adult men's somatotype characteristics, age range from 20s to 50s comparing the direct anthropometric measurement values and to provide the basis information for developing clothing patterns. Background: The comparative study among the age groups is very fundamental to understand the body characteristics of each subjects group. Therefore, comparison of body measurements in age groups was applied in this study. Method: The anthropometric data from the $\small{5^{th}}$ Anthropometry of Size Korea(2004) and $\small{6^{th}}$ Anthropometry of Size Korea(2010) were applied for the data analysis. Results: As a result, the chest depth/chest width index(the value of chest depth divided by chest width) was increased and the waist depth/waist width index was decreased in all age groups. In addition, the hip depth/hip width index was decreased in age of 20's and 50's. This means that the chest width and hip width were decreased and the waist width were increased. From the data of the 5th Size Korea, the obese men(BMI: 25~30) in the 50s showed the highest percentage of 47.1%, and 44.8% of obese men(BMI: 25~30) in the 40s recorded the highest rate base on the data of the 6th Size Korea. Conclusion: It is concluded that the some differences were showed between the 5th anthropometric data and the 6th data. In particular, obesity tendencies of men in their 20's and 30's were observed significantly compared to other age groups. Application: These findings from the study can be utilized men's wear design and construction that reflect body characteristics.
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Korean
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South Korean anthropometric data and survey methodology: ‘Size Korea’ project, Ergonomics, 2017, 60, 11, 1586
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