Some Anthropometric Indices of Vietnamese People in the Central Northern of Vietnam
Keywords:Anthropometric, indices, student, growth, malnutrition, development, weight, height
AbstractResearch was carried out involving 2256 students aged 16 to 18. They were enrolled in 2 provinces: Thuathien- Hue and Thanhhoa in the central northern Â of Vietnam. The indices evaluate anthropometric parameters for age (including: weight, height, head circumference, neck circumference, mid-upper arm circumference, chest circumference, abdomen circumference, and hip circumference). Results showed that: The basic anthropometric indexes of central northern Â people development follow rules of body growth of Vietnamese people. However, weight and height of students in this study were relatively low due to a high malnutrition rate, psychological influences, physical activitity and economic and natural conditions are important factors which have an effect on the health, morphology and physical status of students.
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