Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2011-2014

Vital Health Stat 3. 2016 Aug;(39):1-46.

Abstract

Anthropometry or human body measurements provide important indicators of nutritional status in children and adults (1). In children, measurements reflect general health status, dietary adequacy, and growth and development over time. In adults, body measurements are used to evaluate health and dietary status, disease risk, and body composition. This report presents anthropometric reference data for 2011-2014 for U.S. children and adults.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anthropometry*
  • Body Composition
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Growth and Development
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nutritional Status
  • Reference Values
  • Sex Factors
  • United States