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2000, 2(3): 203-206 Back to browse issues page
Elbow breadth as a criterion to determine the body frame size in medical students
MH Hedayati Omami , A Ghanbari, M Assadian Rad, M Sharif Vagheii
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Abstract: Human body weight, in addition to height, age, and sex, is under the influence of body frame. One of the best ways to determine the body frame size is measuring the right elbow breadth, the distance between the two epicondyles of the elbow. The chances of the thickness of the subcutanceous fat of this anatomic region is unremarkable. We studied elbow breadth of 373 medical students (126 females and 247 males). The body frame is small when the elbow breadth in under 15 percentile, medium when it is between 15-85, and large when elbow breadth is above 85 percentile. The females with small body frame have elbow breadth <54mm, with medium body frame have elbow breadth between 54mm and 61mm, and large body frame have elbow breadth >65mm. The males with small body frame have elbow breadth <65mm, with medium body frame have elbow breadth between 65mm and 72mm, and large body frame have elbow breadth >72mm. In conclusion, there is significant differences between the elbow breadth of males and females in all the three classes of body frame. The elbow breadth of our subjects is significantly less than American people. In respect to elbow breadth, the similarity of our female subjects with the American women is more than the similarity of our males with the American men.
Keywords: Elbow breadth, Body frame size
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2006/11/15
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Hedayati Omami M, Ghanbari A, Assadian Rad M, Sharif Vagheii M. Elbow breadth as a criterion to determine the body frame size in medical students. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2000; 2 (3) :203-206
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Volume 2, Issue 3 (9-2000) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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