Somatoscopic traits of human

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back - back shape

The back shape is evaluated from the dorsal view of a human torso. The trait is divided into five categories: 1. V-type (the back expansing in the upward direction), 2. rectangular type (the back of identical width along its entire length), 3. hourglass type (the back narrowed in its central part), 4. A-type (expanding in the downward direction), 5. barrel-shaped type (the back with an expanded central part).


Frequency represented in the Czech population:

Category Together Males Females
1 16% 15% 16%
2 57% 58% 56%
3 19% 18% 21%
4 8% 9% 8% 5 0% 0% 0%
V-type  rectangular type hourglass type A-type barrel-shaped type

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