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Figure 8.56 Upper-to-lower segment ratios for Caucasians (a) and African Americans (b). Adapted from McKusick (1972).

In the upper leg (thigh) the widest point is usually just below the gluteal crease.

In the lower leg (calf) the widest point is in the mid-upper calf muscle.

Pitfalls If the individual bends forward to look at the measurement, this will result in falsely low measurements.

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