Porters of the eastern hills of Nepal: Body size and load weight.

@article{Malville1999PortersOT,
  title={Porters of the eastern hills of Nepal: Body size and load weight.},
  author={Nancy J. Malville},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={1-11}
}
  • Nancy J. Malville
  • Published 1999 in
    American journal of human biology : the official…
This study documents the activities of 635 porters transporting goods along three traditional trade routes of eastern Nepal. Nearly 95% of the porters were male. They ranged in age from 10-65 years, and most of them had begun to perform long-distance portage at 12-15 years of age. Mean body mass and height of adult males in the combined sample (n = 438) was 49.7 +/- 5.0 kg and 155.5 +/- 6.5 cm, respectively. Adult males age 20-49 years carried loads of 73 +/- 15 kg, equivalent to 146% +/- 30… CONTINUE READING