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mhely46
11-13-2001, 05:02 AM
Thanks, Pedro,

The sources you list are some (though not all) of the sources included in
the data base published in the UK by the Dept of Trade and Industry, and
called "Childata"; the kids' version of "Adultdata" that I referred to
earlier. Is that the source you have?

If NOT, perhaps you can clear up something - in Childata, only 2 of the many
(over 20) sources are referenced for foot length. I've wondered why that was
so. Do all the sources you listed provide foot length?

The foot length you mention for a 13 y.o. male is the same as that given by
Pheasant '88.

In any case, Pheasant's adult data and the numerous sources in "Adultdata"
still reveal that 244 mm is reasonable if a combined male-female population
was sampled. It's at about the 5th percentile for adult males and between
the 50th and 95th percentile for adult females.

I think a smaller sample (if it WAS a smaller sample in the Crandall paper)
would be expected to differ somewhat from the means of these relatively
large samples.

Max.

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