### Description

Pearson published equations in 1899 for estimating the height of human adults from long bone measurements.

standing height of an adult in centimeters =

= (base equation) + (factor for type of bone)

Standing Height of Adult Men in Centimeters

 Base Equation Factor for Wet Bone (with cartilage) Factor for Dry Bone (without cartilage) (1.88 * (length of femur in cm)) + 79.971 81.306 (2.894 * (length of humerus in cm)) + 69.454 70.641 (2.376 * (length of tibia in cm)) + 77.547 78.664 (3.271 * (length of radius in cm)) + 85.205 85.925 (1.22 * (length of femur in cm)) + (1.080 * (length of the tibia in cm)) + 70.069 71.443 (1.03 * (length of femur in cm)) + (1.557 * (length of humerus in cm)) + 67.027 68.397

NOTE: The factors for wet and dry bone for adult males are the reverse of that shown in the equations on page 395 of Moritz (1954). The presence of cartilage on wet bone makes the bone length longer, so the factor should be larger for dry bone. This relation is what is given in the female equations.

Standing Height of Adult Women in Centimeters

 Base Equation Factor for Wet Bone (with cartilage) Factor for Dry Bone (without cartilage) (1.945 * (length of femur in cm)) + 71.163 72.844 (2.754 * (length of humerus in cm)) + 70.046 71.475 (2.352 * (length of tibia in cm)) + 73.369 74.774 (3.343 * (length of radius in cm)) + 80.189 81.224 (1.117 * (length of femur in cm)) + (1.125 * (length of the tibia in cm)) + 67.939 69.561 (1.339 * (length of femur in cm)) + (1.027 * (length of humerus in cm)) + 65.763 67.435

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