Some Anthropometric Indices of Vietnamese People in the Central Northern of Vietnam


  • Van Hung Mai researcher
  • Van The Tran
  • Jeong Tail Lee


Anthropometric, indices, student, growth, malnutrition, development, weight, height


Research was carried out involving 2256 students aged 16 to 18. They were enrolled in 2 provinces: Thuathien- Hue and Thanhhoa in the central northern  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  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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How to Cite

Mai, V. H., Tran, V. T., & Lee, J. T. (2015). Some Anthropometric Indices of Vietnamese People in the Central Northern of Vietnam. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 3(1). Retrieved from