What is Anthropometric Measurement? - Tools, Purpose & Methods


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This is the scientific study of human body measurements.

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1. Which of the following could benefit from anthropometric measurements?

2. This is the measurement of a person's weight-to-height ratio.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Two people who have the same height and weight may still have very different physiques. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of measurement tools used to determine a person's body composition, including key terms and benefits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be successful on this quiz, students will need to know the following information:

  • Key vocabulary
  • Benefits of anthropometric measurement
  • Tools used to measure body composition

Skills Practiced

Students will also gain practice with these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on anthropometric measurement techniques
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the makeup of the human body in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about uses and practical application of measuring body composition

Additional Learning

The lesson titled What is Anthropometric Measurement ? - Tools, Purpose & Methods provides an in-depth look into this topic. The objectives of this lesson are to inform you about:

  • The relationship between weight-to-height ratio and chronic health problems
  • Target BMI measurement
  • Advanced anthropometric measurement tools that are just beginning to be used in the field