The hand length to height ratio compares the hand length to total body height.



(1) hand length in cm (hand length equals the palmar length plus the length of the third finger, with the palmar length from the midpoint of the distal wrist crease to the midpoint of the proximal digital crease)

(2) body height in meters


hand length to body height ratio =

= (hand length in cm) / (body height in meters)


In a Turkish population the ratio was 11 +/- 0.45.


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