The purpose of this study was to establish the range of the body frame size determination for elderly subjects. Anthropometric data were collected from over 60 years old 229 elderly peoples. Three methods for determining frame size were to measure elbow breadth, ankle breadth, and height to wrist circumference ratio. Among the three variables, ankle breadth exhibited the lowest correlation with skinfold thickness and changed little with age. A pairwise comparision among three methods for determining frame size showed that the highest incidence of overall agreement was achieved when the ankle breadth and elbow breadth were compared. This analysis supported that ankle breadth can be used as an indicator of frame size. Small, medium and large categories of ankle breadth were presented depending on whether the measurements were below the 15th, between the 15th and 85th, and above the 85th percentile for ankle breadth.
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