Accession Number : AD0654762

Title :   ANTHROPOMETRY OF THE LATIN-AMERICAN ARMED FORCES.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY TROPIC TEST CENTER FORT CLAYTON CANAL ZONE

Personal Author(s) : Dobbins,D. A. ; Kindick,C. M.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The U.S. Army Tropic Test Center made anthropometric measurements of a sample of Latin-American military personnel in the Canal Zone from September, 1965 to September 1966. A total of 733 trainees were measured--600 airmen at the USAF Inter-American Air Force Academy and 133 army personnel at the US Army School of the Americas. Eighteen Latin-American countries are represented in the sample. The average age for the sample was 23 years, average height was 65.5 inches, and average weight 140 pounds. Percentiles and ranges for 76 physical measurements are presented, including isometric strength and hand-grip measures. Reliability coefficients for strength measurements ranged from .73-.87. Comparisons with Thai and U.S. personnel showed that the Latin-American sample was intermediate between the two on most physical dimensions, however, the Latin Americans were much closer in size to the Thai than to U.S. military personnel. Photographs illustrating various body builds are shown. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PERSONNEL, *ANTHROPOMETRY), LATIN AMERICA, STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY), BODY WEIGHT, CLOTHING, PHYSICAL FITNESS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE