The Body Mass Index of Taikonaut Candidates

  • Xiaochao Guo
  • Duanqin Xiong
  • Yanyan Wang
  • Chunmei Gui
  • Guowei Shi
  • Jian Du
  • Yu Bai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 318)

Abstract

All of taikonaut candidates came from China Air Force pilots aged 25–35 in years. The GJB4856-2003 gave the anthropometric data of weight (body mass) and height (stature) for 587 male fighter pilots in this age range investigated in 2001. The weight and height were measured for 1,225 male fighter pilots aged 25–47 in 2013, of which there were 787 pilots in age of 25–35. The BMI was 23.00 ± 2.23 for the taikonaut candidates in 2001 with 31.18 % overweight, and 24.27 ± 2.16 for the candidates in 2013 with 47.14 % overweight. The analysis found that the new candidates possess a comparatively higher value for average BMI, and their overweight trends show an obvious rise with time and age.

Keywords

Body mass index (BMI) Overweight Taikonaut Male pilots 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaochao Guo
    • 1
  • Duanqin Xiong
    • 1
  • Yanyan Wang
    • 1
  • Chunmei Gui
    • 1
  • Guowei Shi
    • 1
  • Jian Du
    • 1
  • Yu Bai
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Aviation Medicine PLAAFBeijingChina

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