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Measure: Height   #020700

Definition:

Height is the distance from the top of the participant’s head to the heels of his or her feet (i.e., the vertical length).

Purpose:

Height or stature is used to assess body size and bone length. Recumbent length is used to measure length of infants, and knee height may be used to estimate height when stature cannot be measured in older adults.

Protocols:

Keywords:

Anthropometrics, body mass index, BMI, stature, Waist-to-Height Ratio, WHtR, NHANES

Measure Release Date: October 1, 2015

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