Plus size anthropometry: Is designing for the 95th percentile enough?

2016-07-13T13:17:15Z (GMT) by Annabel Masson Sue Hignett Diane Gyi
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.