Analysis of Chronological Changes in the Physical Growth of Korean

청소년기 신체 체격의 연도별 변화에 관한 분석

  • 정병용 (한성대학교 산업시스템공학부)
  • Published : 1996.09.01


This paper is concerned with the comparison and chronological changes of the physical constitution of the Korean youth, age range 6-17. For the purpose, anthropometric data of schoolchildrens are surveyed from the Statistlcal Yearbook of Education published in Ministry of Education. The results show that body dimensions have increased consistently from 1964 to 1994. During the last 30years, stature has increased by about 1cm to 6cm per decade, on the average, and body weight has increased by about 1kg to 5kg per decade. On the other hand, silting height and chest circumference have increased by about 0.5cm to 3cm per decade. The results also show that there are significant sex differences in the characteristics of physical growth. These findings identified in this study mean that boys and girls have essentially different requirements for the design of the workplace.