Home Archive Vol.42, No.2, 2016 The Evolution of Anthropometric and Physiometric Parameters, and of Anthropometric Indices Based on Age and Gender in a Group Of Pupils

The Evolution of Anthropometric and Physiometric Parameters, and of Anthropometric Indices Based on Age and Gender in a Group Of Pupils

Adriana Hurezeanu(1), B.V. Cotoi(1), Codruța Curteanu(2)

(1)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Faculty of Nursing and Midwives, (2)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Faculty of Medicine

    Abstract: For the human body as a whole, the pace of physical development decreases with age, this very decrease not being uniform. For both sexes, the development is genetically determined, the girls having a much earlier osseous development in all development stages, whereas boys always present a bigger height and weight than girls, except the prepubertal stage. A mixed-gender group of pupils, with ages ranging from 11 to 18 years, was assesed through anthropometric measurements, for which some anthropometric and physiometric parameters were measured, and also some anthropometric indices of the skull and trunk. Analysing the obtained data, we found out that there are no major differences between the two genders, except the predictable ones, but, regarding the middle school and high school pupils, the former have smaller dimensions.
    Keywords: antrhopometry, physiometry, pupils

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.42.02.12 


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Volume 42 Issue 2 2016