Study on Somatotype Characteristics and Differences of Female Youth from Liaoning Province and Guangdong Province in China

  • Xiaoping HuEmail author
  • Jing Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9745)


The purpose of this paper is to study the somatotype characteristics and differences of female youth from North and South China. We select the female youth aged 20 to 29 as the research objects, were measured by garment specialty students. The measure covered height, chest circumference, waist circumference, neck circumference, shoulder width, abdominal circumference and hip circumference. The somatotype data was collected from 102 different female youth. Half of them are from Liaoning province in north China and the other half are from Guangdong province in south China. Two area female youth’s somatotype characteristic and difference were summarized based on descriptive statistics by SPSS software. The difference between chest circumference and abdominal circumference is the focus of this research. Not only can the study provide data for the costume design of north and south young females, but also provide reference data for subdivision garment size.


Somatotype characteristic Garment size Female youth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Design, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega CenterSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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