Analysis on the Lower Body Shape of the Varus-typed Elderly Women

내반형 노년여성의 하반신 체형분석

  • Jang, Ji Hyeon (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lee, Jeong Ran (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Pusan National University/Research Institute of Ecology for the Elderly, Pusan National University)
  • 장지현 (부산대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 이정란 (부산대학교 의류학과/부산대학교 노인생활환경연구소)
  • Received : 2017.07.10
  • Accepted : 2017.08.10
  • Published : 2017.10.31


The purpose of this study is to analyze the lower body shape of varus-typed elderly women. This study intentionally collected elderly women at age 65 years or older who seemed to have a lower body shape of varus-type, and the data of 100 women were used for final analysis. The results are as follows. Elderly women with a lower body shape of varus-type were shorter than regular elderly women and had small circumference and weak lower body. To classify the body shapes, factor analysis was conducted which drew a total of 3 factors, with 74.11% of accumulative variance. Cluster analysis was performed according to factor analysis and the body shapes were divided into 3 types. Type 1 was a body shape with the most severe varus-type that had small measured values of height and the highest BMI. Type 2 was a group of women with a large build with a relatively small tendency of varus-type. Type 3 was a group of women who were not obese, had long lower bodies, and varus-type with small circumference, which were similar to Type 1. Therefore, this study on the body shape is expected to be used as a basic data for the development of the clothes for straightening the varus-typed lower body shape in the future.


lower body shape;varus-type;elderly women;classification


Supported by : 부산대학교


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