Proportion of elementary school pupils' anthropometric characteristics with dimensions of classroom furniture in Isfahan, Iran

Ehsan Habibi, Zahra Asaadi, Syed Mohsen Hosseini


  • BACKGROUND: This study is aimed to examine the appropriacy of school furniture to Iranian pupils' anthropometric features.
  • METHODS: The participants in this cross-sectional study were 493 boys and 489 girls with the age-range of 7 to 12 years who were selected through a multistage random cluster sampling procedure. Age, weight, height, and anthropometric dimensions were determined.
  • RESULTS: This study indicates that there is a significant difference between the minimum and maximum acceptable dimensions and those of the available furniture (p < 0.001).
  • CONCLUSIONS: In designing suitable furniture for pupils the anthropometric differences of age and gender must be taken into account.
  • KEYWORDS: Ergonomics, Anthropometry, Furniture.


Ergonomic, Anthropometry, Furniture

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