Sex- and age-specific regression equations were produced from measured height and demi-span (DEH) using HSE 2005 data to develop new DEH equations (DEH age) from people aged 65 and older. The derived DEH age equation was applied to the HSE data for 1994, 2000, and 2007 to attempt to test its reliability.
The three principal anthropometric measures of the upper arm are the upper arm length, the triceps skin fold (TSF), and the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC). The triceps skin fold is the width of a fold of skin taken over the triceps muscle. It is measured using skinfold calipers.