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 Maximum horizontal breadth across the shoulders, measured to the protrusions of the deltoid muscles.

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Applications:

Clearance at shoulder level.

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Correction:

10mm for indoor clothing; 40mm for heavy outdoor clothing.

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Shoulder breadth (bideltoid)

(mm)

Men

Women

5th %ile

50th %ile

95th %ile

SD

5th %ile

50th %ile

95th %ile

SD

Hong Kong

380

425

470

26

335

385

435

29

British, Aged19-65 years

420

465

510

28

355

395

435

24

US, Aged19-65 years

425

470

515

28

360

400

440

25

Japanese adults

405

440

475

22

365

395

425

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