Anthropometry of the southern Thai population

Jaruwan Klamklay, Angoon Sungkhapong, Nantakrit Yodpijit, Patrick E. Patterson

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The South of Thailand is a long narrow peninsula and can further be divided into the upper-south and lower-south regions. This paper presents the Thai anthropometric data collected from university students in southern Thailand (combination of upper-south and lower-south areas), and students specifically originated from lower-southern region. One hundred male and 100 female students from southern Thailand, and 50 male and 50 female students from lower-southern Thailand participated in this study. Descriptive statistics give mean, standard deviation, and percentile values of each population group. The comparison between the current Thai anthropometric data and other existing Thai anthropometric data is presented. There were significant differences in weight, stature, and other body dimensions between the populations. These results suggest that it is essential to incorporate accurate anthropometry in the design process, as well as in the application of biomechanical models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Anthropometry
  • Southern Thailand
  • Thai


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