Textile and Apparel Industries

Comparing Body Sizing Standards to Their Referenced Data Sources: The Case of ASTM D4910 Standard Tables of Body Measurements for Infants

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  • Robin Lee Carufel orcid logo (Auburn University)
  • Young-A Lee orcid logo (Auburn University)

Abstract

This study aimed to provide a method for testing the coherence between a body sizing standard and its referenced data sources, using ASTM D4910: Standard Tables of Body Measurements for Infants as an example. Using the six versions of ASTM D4910 as the primary data sources, content analysis of the body measurement definitions was followed by statistical comparisons of the referenced data source's anthropometric data to each of the standard's size's body measurements. Of the 120 statistical comparisons, 79% supported rejecting the null hypothesis, with 85% of the rejections having p < 0.000, 67% having Cohen's d > 0.8, and 67% of ASTM D4910 values larger than the upper confidence level boundary, demonstrating that ASTM D4910 values were not derived from their referenced data sources. Garment correspondence analyses should be performed to determine relevant body measurements for infant sizing prior to updating the standard.

Keywords: Body sizing, Infants, Body-garment relationship theory, ASTM D4910

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Carufel, R. L. & Lee, Y., (2022) “Comparing Body Sizing Standards to Their Referenced Data Sources: The Case of ASTM D4910 Standard Tables of Body Measurements for Infants”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 79(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.15774

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Published on
31 Dec 2022
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