Developing Standard Size Charts for Ethiopian Men between the ages of 18-26 through Anthropometric Survey

Ambika Mehtre, Adhianbo Odhuno Otieno, Haile Mekonnen, Oli Lema, Oli Fera, Solomon Gebeyehu

Abstract


In this study an anthropometric survey of Ethiopian males from 18-26 years was taken. Sixty three variables were measured using a sample size of 440 males in Bahir Dar University based on the nine regions of Ethiopia (Tigray, Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Benishangul gumuz, Gambella, Harari, Somale, South Nation of Ethiopia). Using inferential statics the data was analyzed to compare the means of the 63 variables to test for significance, the p value was set 0.05. The grand mean of the sample was compared to the nine group mean to see if the differences warrant the creation of the size chart for the whole Ethiopia or individual sizing chart for different group. The body measurements of each group is different, that means the body proportion between the region or ethnic group is extremely different so it is preferable to do the size charts for each individual region because the ground mean is different from the mean of each region.

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