Development of anthropometric data for Bangladeshi male population

Mohammad M. Khadem*, Md Anisul Islam

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Abstract

An anthropometric study of a group of people is important when designing ergonomic products and workstations for that group. This study surveys the anthropometric dimensions of the Bangladeshi male population between the ages of 15 and 64 years to compare these dimensions with male anthropometrics for different countries available in the literature. The mean stature and sitting height of Bangladeshi males are 167.7cm and 82.9cm, respectively. Stature and body mass are significantly correlated with most of the other dimensions for the Bangladeshi male population. The mean BMI is 23.62, which indicates that the Bangladeshi male population is normal. Significant differences are found between the body dimensions of the Bangladeshi male population and male samples of other nationalities in a comparative analysis. In comparison with European males, the mean stature of Bangladeshi males is 1.3cm shorter (Portuguese) to 11.8cm shorter (Netherlands). The average stature of Bangladeshi males is 5.7cm, which is 3.8cm taller than southern Indian males and Sri Lankan males and is 6.3cm shorter than the Singaporean male population. As the first comprehensive anthropometric study of the Bangladeshi male population, these results are expected to have considerable value in designing ergonomic products and workstations for the Bangladeshi male population. Relevance to industry: The findings of this study indicate differences in anthropometric data between Bangladeshi male and other countries. The utilization of an updated anthropometric database that incorporates geographical origin is useful. Product designers would be able to outfit to a wider range of target users.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-412
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Anthropometry
  • Bangladeshi male
  • Body mass index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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