Trends in modern women development


O.V. Filatova, I.P.Tretyakov

The objective is to study trends in modern women development using the anthropometric technique. The obtained results are evidence of the increase in longitudinal (body and leg length) and the decrease in transverse (transverse diameter of a thorax, shoulders and a pelvis) body size in women born from 1942 to 1999. Somatotypes distribution according to the Rees-Eysenck classification shows the increased percentage of asthenic-type people. Triple increase in the percentage of young people referred to an andromorphic somatotype is indicative of women’s acquisition of opposite sex (andromorphic) features.

Keywords: Women; physical development; the Rees-Eysenck index; the Tanner index; industrial city

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