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Research Domain - Anthropometrics

Arm Span

Anthropometric standardization reference manual

#020101
Birth Weight - Birth Weight Abstracted from Medical Records

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2005-2006 National Vital Statistics System Birth Certificate Section

#020201
Birth Weight - Measured Weight at Birth

Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research Manual of Operations

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Birth Weight - Proxy Reported Birth Weight

2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Questionnaire

#020203
Body Composition - Body Composition by Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry

2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Body Composition Procedures Manual

#020302
Body Composition - Subscapular Skinfold Thickness

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2008 Anthropometry Procedures Manual

#020304
Body Composition - Suprailiac Skinfold Thickness

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, 1988 Anthropometry Procedures Manual

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Body Composition - Triceps Skinfold Thickness

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2008 Anthropometry Procedures Manual

#020303
Body Image

Body Figure Perceptions Scales from Collins, Stunkard et al., and Pulvers et al.

#020401
Child Head Circumference

2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Anthropometry Procedures Manual

#020501
Hand Dominance - 12 Years and Older

Edinburgh Handedness Inventory

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Hand Dominance - 42 Months and Older

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children Protocol (ALSPAC)

#020601
Height - Knee Height

1988-1994 NHANES Body Measurements Protocol

#020701
Height - Recumbent Length

2007 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Anthropometry Procedures Manual

#020702
Height - Self-Reported Height

2007-2008 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) Weight History Questionnaire

#020704
Height - Standing Height

2007 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Anthropometry Procedures Manual

#020703
Hip Circumference - Hip Circumference

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (NHANES III) Body Measurements

#020802
Maximum Adult Height

2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Weight History Questionnaire

#020901
Maximum Adult Weight

2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Weight History Questionnaire

#021001
Mid-Upper Arm Circumference

2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Anthropometry Procedures Manual

#021101
Serial Pregnancy Weight - Weights Abstracted from Prenatal Charts

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Antenatal Form B and C

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Serial Pregnancy Weight - Weights Measured During Gestation

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Antenatal Form B and C

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Total Pregnancy Weight Gain - Abstracted From Prenatal Charts

ACOG Antenatal Form B and C

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Total Pregnancy Weight Gain - Self-Reported Weight Gain

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Phase 5 Topic Reference Questionnaire

#021301
Total Pregnancy Weight Gain - Weight Measured During Gestation

ACOG Antenatal Form B and C

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Waist Circumference - Framingham Heart Study

Framingham Heart Study - Offspring Cohort, Exam 5

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Waist Circumference - Waist Circumference NCFS

2003 National Children’s Food Survey

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Waist Circumference - Waist Circumference NHANES

2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Study (NHANES) Anthropometry Procedures Manual

#021601
Weight - Measured Weight

2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Anthropometry Procedures Manual

#021501
Weight - Self-Reported Weight

2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Anthropometry Procedures Manual

#021502
Weight Loss/Gain

2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Weight History Questionnaire

#021401
Release Date:

March 27, 2009; reviewed October 1, 2015

Scope of Domain:
Scope Elements Final Measures To Toolkit
Arm Span Arm Span
Birth Weight Birth Weight
Body Composition Body Composition
Body Image Body Image
Child Head Circumference Child Head Circumference
Dominance Hand Dominance
Estimated Visceral Fat
Height Height
Hip Circumference Hip Circumference
Maximum Adult Height Maximum Adult Height
Maximum Adult Weight Maximum Adult Weight
Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Mid-Upper Arm Circumference
Neck Circumference Neck Circumference
Parental Height
Parental Weight
Pregnancy Weight Pregnancy Weight Gain
Sitting Height/Trunk
Waist Circumference Waist Circumference
Weight Weight
Weight Loss/Gain Weight Loss/Gain
Working Group Roster:

WG Members:

Michele Forman, PhD, MS, Chair
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Karen Edwards, PhD
University of Washington, Seattle
Seattle, WA
John Flack, MD, MPH, FAHA
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Tammy Harris
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Bethesda, MS
Mary Hediger, PhD
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Rockville, MD
Marc Hochberg, MD, MPH
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Clifford Johnson, MPH
National Center for Health Statistics/CDC
Hyattsville, MD
John Phillips, MD
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

SC Liaison, WG Manager and WG Supervisor:

Michelle A. Williams, ScD, SC Liaison
Harvard University
School of Public Health
Belmont, MA
Violet Devairakkam, WG Manager
RTI International
Rockville, MD
Richard Kwok, PhD, WG Supervisor
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC
Expert Review Panel 1 - Anthropometrics, Diabetes, Nutrition and Dietary Supplements, & Physical Activity and Physical Fitness domains:

ERP Members:

Rick Troiano, PhD, Co-Lead
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch
Rockville, MD
John Hines, PhD, Co-Lead
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Minneapolis, MN
Craig Hanis, PhD
University of Texas, Houston
Houston, TX
Bill Lowe, MD
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Mary Hediger, PhD
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Rockville, MD
James Pivarnik, PhD
Michigan State Univeristy
East Lansing, MI
Patrick J. Stover, PhD
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Laura Caulfield, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

SC Liaison, ERP Manager and ERP Supervisor:

Catherine A. McCarty, PhD, SC Liaison
University of Minnesota Medical School
Duluth, MN
Violet Devairakkam, ERP Manager
RTI International
Rockville, MD
Michael Phillips, MS, ERP Supervisor
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC
Protocol Name Status DCW DD DD Mapping
Arm Span minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Birth Weight - Birth Weight Abstracted from Medical Records minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Birth Weight - Measured Weight at Birth minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Birth Weight - Proxy Reported Birth Weight minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Body Composition - Body Composition by Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry updated DCW DD DD Mapping
Body Image minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Child Head Circumference minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Hand Dominance - 12 Years and Older minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Hand Dominance - 42 Months and Older minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Height - Knee Height minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Height - Recumbent Length minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Height - Self-Reported Height minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Height - Standing Height minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Hip Circumference - Hip Circumference v1 replaced DCW DD DD Mapping
Maximum Adult Height minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Maximum Adult Weight minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Mid-Upper Arm Circumference minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Neck Circumference retired DCW DD N/A
Total Pregnancy Weight Gain - Self-Reported Weight Gain minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Waist Circumference - Framingham Heart Study minor edits N/A N/A N/A
Waist Circumference - Waist Circumference NCFS minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Waist Circumference - Waist Circumference NHANES minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Weight - Self-Reported Weight minor edits DCW N/A N/A
Weight Loss/Gain minor edits DCW N/A N/A
SI_BIA retired N/A N/A N/A
SI_Sagittal_Abdominal_Diameter replaced N/A N/A N/A
SI_Sagittal_Diameter replaced N/A N/A N/A