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Arm Span
General Information
Construct Name: Arm Span
Definition of Construct: Measurement of the maximum distance between the extended middle fingers of the right and left hands. Generally, in children the arm span measurement is 1 cm shorter than height; in adolescents the arm span is the same length as height; and in adults the arm span measurement exceeds height by approximately 5 cm.
Related Content Area(s):
  • Anthropometrics
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Keywords: PhenX
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(Last Updated: 2/10/2014 1:07:34 PM by Dave Garner)


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