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  26. Head length

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Definition:

Distance between the glabella (the most anterior point on the forehead between the brow ridges) and the occiput (back of the head) in the midline.

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Reference datum for location of eyes, approximately 20mm behind glabella.

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Head length

(mm)

Men

Women

5th %ile

50th %ile

95th %ile

SD

5th %ile

50th %ile

95th %ile

SD

Hong Kong

175

190

205

8

160

215

280

39

British, Aged19-65 years

180

195

205

8

165

180

190

7

US, Aged19-65 years

180

195

210

8

165

180

195

8

Japanese adults

170

185

200

8

160

170

180

7

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