A study of correlations and estimation of stature from hand length, hand breadth
and sole length.
 carried out a study to compare handgrip strength among 100 laborers and sedentary females and reported higher height, weight, body mass index (BMI), hand length, hand breadth
and handgrip strength in the dominant hand of sedentary females compared to active laborers.
Hand breadth was calculated by measuring the distance between the metacarpophalangeal joints of second and fifth fingers.[11,18]
The mean length and standard variation of hand breadth was 8.1[+ or -]0.77.
A study of correlation and estimation of stature from hand length, hand breadth and sole length.
Zagga, 2010.Production of stature of Hausa ethnic group using hand length and hand breadth journal of medicine in the tropics, 12:30-32.
* Hand breadth
at thumb (cm)-  Maximum breadth across the palm at right angles to the long axis to the hand, at the proximal knuckle of the thumb(joint between metacarpal bone and 1st phalanges), right hand fingers extended, thumb line along side and in plane of thumb.
[9-12] from hand length [0.50-0.70] and hand breadth
0.30-0.70.I [13-15] from foot length [0.72-0.95] & foot breadth 0.66-0.76.
It commences from dorsum of foot, passes in front of medial malleolus straight up to posteromedial aspect of the knee joint, one hand breadth
posterior to patella and then up to the fossa ovalis or saphenous opening (4 cm below and lateral to pubic tubercle) where it enters the femoral vein.
Rastogi et al (4) observed that hand length gives better result in estimating stature than hand breadth
. Chavan K.
APPARATUS: Height and Hand breadth
right and left side were measured with anthropometer rod and sliding calipers.
Ergonomic standards regarding hand breadths
of males and females, and comfortable grip span, were used to calculate the dimensions of the various parts.