Plus size anthropometry: Is designing for the 95th percentile enough?
conference contributionposted on 13.07.2016 by Annabel Masson, Sue Hignett, Diane Gyi
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Over 60% of the adult population in the United Kingdom is now overweight/obese or classed as ‘plus size’. As the incidence of being plus size rises the demographics of the working population have also changed. This paper will present, the results of a plus size anthropometry study, using self-reported anthropometric data taken for 14 key anthropometric measurements. 101 participants, recruited via a non-probability sampling strategy completed the study which aims to identify the body size and shapes of plus size working age people.