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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of demographic and hand-forearm anthropometric variables

From: Analysis of hand-forearm anthropometric components in assessing handgrip and pinch strengths of school-aged children and adolescents: a partial least squares (PLS) approach

Variable Boys (n = 1391) Girls (n = 1246)
Mean ± SD Min-Max Mean ± SD Min-Max
Age (years) 13.2 ± 3.7 7–18 12.6 ± 2.9 7–18
Stature (cm) 158.1 ± 9.1 108–193 148.8 ± 8.6 106–176
Weight (kg) 54.4 ± 8.5 24.1–84.3 44.8 ± 7.1 23.4–77.2
BMI 23.5 ± 9.0 18.8–34.8 22.1 ± 8.6 17.5–30.2
Hand length (cm) 17.6 ± 1.1 11.8–21.6 15.8 ± 0.9 10.0-20.5
Palm length (cm) 9.5 ± 0.8 7.1–12.0 8.9 ± 0.7 6.4–11.5
Hand breadth across thumb (cm) 8.6 ± 0.66 6.7–10.3 8.1 ± 0.60 6.3–9.3
Hand breath metacarpal (cm) 7.1 ± 0.51 5.4–8.1 6.5 ± 0.46 5.1–7.4
Hand circumference (cm) 19.5 ± 1.9 14.7–23.4 17.6 ± 1.6 14.1–21.3
Fist length (cm) 8.3 ± 0.68 6.4–10.2 7.9 ± 0.56 5.9–9.5
Fist circumference (cm) 22.4 ± 1.5 13.5–27.2 20.3 ± 1.3 13.2–25.6
Maximum Internal grip diameter (cm) 3.3 ± 0.55 1.8–4.6 3.0 ± 0.49 1.7-4.0
Thumb length (digit 1) (cm) 5.2 ± 0.49 4.1–6.3 4.8 ± 0.53 4.0-5.8
Index finger length (digit 2) (cm) 6.4 ± 0.43 5.3–7.8 5.9 ± 0.46 5.1–7.2
Middle finger length (digit 3) (cm) 7.0 ± 0.46 5.8–8.4 6.5 ± 0.47 5.6-8.0
Ring finger length (digit 4) (cm) 6.6 ± 0.51 4.8–7.5 6.0 ± 0.42 4.6–6.9
Pinky finger length (digit 5) (cm) 5.4 ± 0.48 4.2–6.5 4.9 ± 0.46 4.1-6.0
Hand depth (cm) 4.2 ± 0.40 2.8–5.3 3.9 ± 0.30 2.5–4.8
Wrist circumference (cm) 15.2 ± 1.3 10.9–19.8 14.4 ± 1.50 10.4–18.7
Forearm Length (cm) 22.1 ± 1.6 17.8–26.9 20.2 ± 0.48 17.0-24.8
Forearm Circumference (cm) 23.2 ± 1.4 14.5–29.6 21.0 ± 1.60 14.0-27.4