- Volume 11 Issue 3
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.