The child or adult should remove socks , shoes , jackets or any other heavy clothing.The floor surface should be plane and hard.The height should be measured using a stadiometer.
Procedure for height measurement -
1. The subject should stand with his feet flat and together on the floor.Arms should be by the sides and knees and back should be straight. The back of head, buttocks, calves, heels and shoulder blades should touch the measuring surface.
2. After that the horizontal sliding part of the stadiometer is lowered gently so that hairs get pressed flat and subject should be asked to stand still.
3. Height of the subject should be read to the nearest half in centimeter and recorded.