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Table 5 Correlation coefficients between the body size measurements and preferred ease allowances

From: A quantification of the preferred ease allowance for the men’s formal jacket patterns

Body size measurement variables Preferred ease allowance variables
Chest circumference Chest–waist circumference on the jacket Chest–hip circumference on the jacket Upper arm circumference Bi-shoulder length Sleeve length Ratio of jacket length to stature
Chest circumference − 0.314* − 0.506*** − 0.461*** − 0.442*** − 0.162 − 0.331** 0.405***
Waist circumference − 0.037 − 0.671*** − 0.589*** − 0.299* − 0.065 − 0.351** 0.495***
Hip circumference − 0.128 − 0.514*** − 0.541*** − 0.236 − 0.019 − 0.303* 0.391**
Upper arm circumference − 0.239 − 0.492*** − 0.416*** − 0.681*** − 0.054 − 0.267* 0.381**
Bi-shoulder length − 0.246 − 0.318* − 0.344** − 0.315 − 0.632*** − 0.163 0.296*
Arm length − 0.242 − 0.326** − 0.230 − 0.212 − 0.184 − 0.126 0.021
Stature − 0.052 − 0.093 − 0.011 − 0.131 − 0.197 0.279* − 0.260*
Weight − 0.054 − 0.520*** − 0.517*** − 0.224 − 0.035 − 0.283* 0.348**
BMI − 0.032 − 0.499*** − 0.535*** − 0.162 0.073 − 0.455*** 0.502***
Chest–waist circumference − 0.350** 0.596*** − 0.500*** − 0.024 − 0.093 0.222 − 0.398**
Chest–hip circumference − 0.288* 0.012 0.123 − 0.320* − 0.221 − 0.044 0.021
Age 0.274* − 0.253* − 0.065 − 0.155 0.173 0.026 0.382**
  1. The italic value is the correlation coefficient of the independent variable showing the strongest correlation with each dependent variable
  2. * p ≤ 0.05, ** p ≤ 0.01, *** p ≤ 0.001