Measurement of breast volume in females: Description of a reliable method

B. N. Campaigne, V. L. Katch, P. Freedson, S. Sady, F. I. Katch

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-367
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Human Biology
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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  • Epidemiology
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  • Physiology
  • Aging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
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Campaigne, B. N., Katch, V. L., Freedson, P., Sady, S., & Katch, F. I. (1979). Measurement of breast volume in females: Description of a reliable method. Annals of Human Biology, 6(4), 363-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/03014467900003741

Measurement of breast volume in females : Description of a reliable method. / Campaigne, B. N.; Katch, V. L.; Freedson, P.; Sady, S.; Katch, F. I.

In: Annals of Human Biology, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1979, p. 363-367.

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Campaigne, BN, Katch, VL, Freedson, P, Sady, S & Katch, FI 1979, 'Measurement of breast volume in females: Description of a reliable method', Annals of Human Biology, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 363-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/03014467900003741
Campaigne, B. N. ; Katch, V. L. ; Freedson, P. ; Sady, S. ; Katch, F. I. / Measurement of breast volume in females : Description of a reliable method. In: Annals of Human Biology. 1979 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 363-367.
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