J Am Diet Assoc 1998 Feb;98(2):137-42
Division of Human Biology, Department of Community Health, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Objective: To develop new, nationally representative equations to predict stature for racial/ethnic groups of the elderly population in the United States.
Design: Anthropometric data for stature, knee height, and sitting height for adults aged 60 years or older were collected from a sample of persons in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994), a national probability sample of the US population.
Subjects: A gender- and racial/ethnic-stratified sample of 4,750 persons from the US population (1,369 non-Hispanic white men, 1,472 non-Hispanic white women, 474 non-Hispanic black men, 481 non-Hispanic black women, 497 Mexican-American men, 457 Mexican-American women) aged 60 years or older participated in this study. Read More