Somatoscopic traits of human

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chest - chest shape

The chest shape is evaluated in accordance with Fetter’s method (1967). Firstly, from the ventral view upon the evaluated person’s torso, and secondly, from the right semi-profile. There are three categories of the chest shape. 1. normal chest. 2. asthenic chest 3. barrel-shaped chest.

Frequency represented in the Czech population:

Category Together Males Females
1 62% 58% 66%
2 14% 14% 15%
3 21% 23% 18%
X 3% 4% 2%
normal chest asthenic chest barrel-shaped chest

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