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Original scientific paper

Croatian Anthropometric System

Darko Ujević ; Tekstilno-tehnološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

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APA 6th Edition
Ujević, D. (2011). Croatian Anthropometric System. Tedi, 1 (1), 40-48. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Ujević, Darko. "Croatian Anthropometric System." Tedi, vol. 1, no. 1, 2011, pp. 40-48. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Ujević, Darko. "Croatian Anthropometric System." Tedi 1, no. 1 (2011): 40-48.
Ujević, D. (2011). 'Croatian Anthropometric System', Tedi, 1(1), pp. 40-48. Available at: (Accessed 01 December 2021)
Ujević D. Croatian Anthropometric System. Tedi [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2021 December 01];1(1):40-48. Available from:
D. Ujević, "Croatian Anthropometric System", Tedi, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 40-48, 2011. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 01 December 2021]

Anthropometry as part of anthropology methods is the study of the measurement of the human body in terms of the dimensions of individual human body parts. Under present conditions of manufacturing fashion garments the significance of the size system is of paramount importance. In order to meet the demands of an increasing number of customers, it is important to develop and advance such systems which will enable the selection of garment sizes applicable in individual and group preferences. Anthropometric measurements of the national population represent the fundamental basis for garment size systems. Anthropometric measurements started to gain importance from 1901 when the US Government established the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) with the mission of advancing measurement standardization for science and industry. Afterwards many countries conducted comprehensive anthropometric measurements in order to advance garment size systems. Over the period from 2004 to 2006 the first comprehensive anthropometric measurement on the sample of 30,866 subjects from birth up to people aged 82 years was made in 20 Croatian counties and in the city of Zagreb. During the realization of this complex scientific research project "Croatian Anthropometric Project" two patents were generated. In this way a basis for new Croatian garment size standards was established. The paper describes problems and necessity of standardization. The field investigations lasted for 17 months in which 109 trained field measurers took part. The paper also describes anthropometric properties, measurement procedures and implementation strategy. Based on the statistical analysis of data of anthropometric measurements an overview of the results of body measurements according to age groups and sex is presented. The results of the newest anthropometric measurement are of outstanding significance for many scientific fields and disciplines, and also for comparison with other national measurements in Europe and worldwide.

anthropometry; croatian anthropometric system

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