Anthropometric data were collected in a sample of healthy adults (23 men and 21 women), 54 to 85 years of age. Compared to groups of younger individuals, these older adults have more frequent and larger inter-observer errors for most body measurements. Repeated measurements reduce the incidence of large inter-observer differences for measures of body size. Accurate anthropometry is important because of relationships to body stores of fat and muscle.
Chumlea, Wm. Cameron; Roche, Alex F.; and Rogers, Evan
"Replicability for Anthropometry in the Elderly,"
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol56/iss2/11