Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS)

Anthropometry measures of person, measure

Anthropometry measures refers to a set of non-invasive, quantitative techniques for determining an individual's body fat composition by measuring, recording, and analyzing specific dimensions of the body, such as height and weight; skin-fold thickness; and bodily circumference at the waist, hip, and chest.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Centimetres
  • Kilograms
  • Kilograms per metre squared
  • Millimetres

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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