Date of Award
Master of Arts
Richard L. Jantz
P. S. Willey, William M. Bass
The correlation of the a-b ridge breadth to 12 anthropometric measurements was investigated in this study. The two samples used were 165 Armenians residing in Australia and 100 American Caucasians. Results of the analysis indicated that the a-b ridge breadth is correlated to seven specific body measurements. In order of decreasing correlation, they were wrist breadth, weight, stature, bicondylar femur, upper arm circumference, biacromial diameter, and calf circumference. It was also evident that bone was the only body size component that was correlated to the a-b ridge breadth.
Eblen, Martha Jane, "A Correlation Study of the a-b Ridge Breadth to Selected Bodily Dimensions. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 1984.