Breast volume measurements were made on 47 adult subjects using a casting method. After drying, fast-setting plaster casts were filled with sand of known density to a level approximating the curvature of the chest wall. The reliability of both sand filling and casting proved to be high, r = 0·97, and r = 0·99, respectively. The total variable error was 10·2%. The effects of position (standing versus lying) was investigated in a separate sample of 15 subjects. No significant difference (P > 0·05) was found between methods. The relationship between breast volume, girths, skinfolds, and body density was reported to be low.
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