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For someone seated, the popliteal height
is the distance from the underside of the foot
The foot is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or more segments or bones, generally including claws...
to the underside of the thigh
In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and the knee. Anatomically, it is part of the lower limb.The single bone in the thigh is called the femur...
at the knees. It is sometimes called the "stool height". (The term "sitting height" is reserved for the height to the top of the head when seated.).
This height greatly varies between ethnic groups: For British
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people the median popliteal height is 400 millimetres for women, and 440 mm for men, while Japanese
The are an ethnic group originating in the Japanese archipelago and are the predominant ethnic group of Japan. Worldwide, approximately 130 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 127 million are residents of Japan. People of Japanese ancestry who live in other countries...
men have a popliteal height of 400mm and women 360mm.