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mhely46
11-11-2001, 11:46 AM
Dear Chris and others,

> Re Summary: Anthropometric data of the foot
> Dear Danik/others,
>
> >average foot length was 24.4 cm
> Am I the only one who is surprised by this? Seems very small - my own
> are 26 cm and I'm only 168 cm tall!

I don't know you, Chris, but I'm assuming you're a male. If so, both your
height and foot length are less than the 50th percentile for both USA and UK
males.

Data published in Pheasant ('88) and, in the UK, in Adultdata (each
containing several anthropometric data sources) reveal MEAN foot lengths to
range across populations from 218 mm to 282 mm.

The total range (across populations) from 5th percentile female to 95th
percentile males was 186 mm to 302 mm.

I don't know the Crandall et al paper, but no mention was made of gender;
so, if it combines males and females, then 244 mm would be a reasonable mean
from a normal sample. On the other hand, if the paper was reporting only
male data, then it DOES seem small. .... maybe they were only measuring
drivers of small cars ....

Best regards,

Max.

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