Anthropometric Characteristics of Young Women in Yakutia, Depending on the Type of Sexual Dimorphism and Ethnos

Vilyuia A. Alekseeva, PhD*; Alla B. Guryeva, PhD; Palmira G. Petrova, PhD, ScD; Alena A. Osinskaya, PhD; Lena K. Turkebaeva, PhD

M. K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia

*Corresponding author: Vilyuia A. Alekseeva, PhD. M. K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia.  E-mail:

Published: September 16, 2017.  doi: 10.21103/Article7(3)_OA14


The aim of this study was to assess the anthropometric data of girls and young women in Yakutia, depending on the type of sexual dimorphism and ethnos. 
The study included 2,081 girls and young women aged from 16 to 20 years. All those examined were born and permanently resided in the territory of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia); among them there were 1284 Yakuts and 797 Russians.
Anthropometric measurements were carried out according to the method of V.V. Bunak (1941), adopted in the Institute of Anthropology of MSU. Absolute values of the main components of the body (the total amount of fat, muscle tissue, bone tissue) were calculated by the formula Matiegka (1921). The body type was determined in accordance with the Tanner index. Statistical analysis was performed using statistical software package SPSS version 17.0 (SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL) The data obtained, depending on the type of sexual dimorphism, indicate the different maturation rates of the morphofunctional structures in Yakut and Russian women in the extreme natural climatic conditions of Yakutia.

somatotype ● human physique ● Tanner's index ● Yakutia

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