Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Cormic Index

Ratio of sitting height to stature; sitting height divided by total height and multiplied by 100. This index exhibits population variation, being high-est in Africans and African-derived populations, intermediate in Europeans, western and southern Asians, and lowest among Far Eastern populations and American Indians. Used especially in human engineering for spatial utilization designs and clothing.

See brachycormic, metriocranic, macrocormic.

Cf. Manouvrier’s index.

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