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Table 7 Drop value and flatness ratio comparison according to body types

From: Body shape classification of Korean middle-aged women using 3D anthropometry

Item Body type F
Mean (S.D.)
Type 1
(n = 79)
Type 2
(n = 75)
Type 3
(n = 78)
Type 4
(n = 70)
Total
(n = 302)
Drop Value Drop 1
(Bust circumference-Waist circumference)
101.34C
(36.93)
110.76BC
(35.75)
119.89AB
(31.64)
128.32A
(36.24)
114.72
(36.41)
8.175***
Drop 2
(Hip circumference-Waist circumference)
139.53A
(46.14)
139.01A
(47.25)
141.35A
(43.19)
89.30bB
(46.68)
128.23
(50.37)
21.977***
Drop 3
(Hip circumference-Bust circumference)
38.19A
(39.71)
28.26AB
(40.99)
21.46B
(36.19)
-39.02C
(35.12)
13.51
(48.08)
60.184***
Drop 4
(Bust circumference-underbust circumference)
117.65B
(25.15)
111.76B
(24.58)
112.92B
(26.37)
133.68A
(24.15)
118.68
(26.40)
11.647***
Flatness ratio. Bust flatness ratio (Bust depth/Bust breadth) 0.80B
(0.05)
0.78C
(0.05)
0.80B
(0.05)
0.83A
(0.05)
0.80
(0.05)
11.658***
Waist flatness ratio (Waist depth/Waist breadth) 0.75B
(0.04)
0.74B
(0.04)
0.74B
(0.04)
0.78A
(0.04)
0.75
(0.05)
12.830***
Hip flatness ratio (Hip depth/Hip width) 0.69B
(0.04)
0.68B
(0.04)
0.68B
(0.05)
0.72A
(0.04)
0.69
(0.04)
17.279***
  1. Alphabet is the result of Duncan’s post hoc test (A > B > C)
  2. ***p <  .001