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Using Head Measurement Standard to Evaluate the Body Proportion of Ethiopian Women: A Case Study of Bahir Dar University Students

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  • Abebaw Bizuneh Alemu

    (Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia)

  • Adhiambo M. Odhuno

    (Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia)

  • Jula Kabeto Binkure

    (Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to employ head height as a measuring device to compare body proportions using conventional standards on Ethiopian women. The Representative samples were 450 female students aged 18-25 years from four regions of Ethiopia (Tigray, Oromya, Amhara and Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples region) who are studying at Bahir Dar University. The data was collected by measuring the length of body parts from head to 7 selected different body levels (tip of chine, bust level, waist level, crotch, knee and foot). Finally, the collected data was analyzed through correlation, t-test and ANOVA analysis methods. The result showed that there is no significant difference on the proportionality of head to crotch by head, for each region which means it is possible to use the same standard measurement for all regions; on the other hand there is a significant difference between the proportionality of body measurements of each group. Especially the Amhara region female students? body structure is different from the others in all the six variables.

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  • Abebaw Bizuneh Alemu & Adhiambo M. Odhuno & Jula Kabeto Binkure, 2017. "Using Head Measurement Standard to Evaluate the Body Proportion of Ethiopian Women: A Case Study of Bahir Dar University Students," Journal of Asian Scientific Research, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 7(3), pages 46-51, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:asi:joasrj:2017:p:46-51
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