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  18. Shoulder breadth (biacromial)

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Definition:

Horizontal distance across the shoulders measured between the acromia (bony points).

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Applications:

Lateral separation of the centers of rotation of the upper limb.

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Shoulder breadth (biacromial)

(mm)

Men

Women

5th %ile

50th %ile

95th %ile

SD

5th %ile

50th %ile

95th %ile

SD

Hong Kong

335

365

395

19

315

350

385

22

British, Aged19-65 years

365

400

430

20

325

355

380

18

US, Aged19-65 years

365

400

435

21

330

360

390

19

Japanese adults

350

380

410

18

315

340

365

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