Anthropometric reference data for children and adults : United States, 2015-2018
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Anthropometric reference data for children and adults : United States, 2015-2018
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    Objective: This report presents anthropometric reference data for the U.S. population in 2015–2018. Methods: Body measurements were obtained from 18,061 participants in the 2015–2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Measurements included weight, height, recumbent length, circumferences, and limb lengths. Results: Weighted population means, standard errors of the means, and selected percentiles of body measurement values are reported. Body measurement results are shown by sex and age, as well as race and Hispanic origin among adults. Conclusions: These latest NHANES data show the distribution of weight, height, BMI, circumferences, and lengths, in the U.S. population. Based on nationally representative anthropometric data, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published reference tables on the distribution of various body measurements for the U.S. population (1–5). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data are the primary source of body measurement information for the U.S. population. These measurements reflect the mean weight, height, length, and various circumferences of U.S. children and adults. Anthropometry is a measure of nutritional or general health status, dietary adequacy, and growth. This report presents anthropometric reference data from the years 2015–2018 for U.S. children and adults. Suggested citation: Fryar CD, Carroll MD, Gu Q, Afful J, Ogden CL. Anthropometric reference data for children and adults: United States, 2015–2018. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 3(46). 2021. CS321244 sr03-046-508.pdf
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