Association of height and weight with second to fourth digit ratio (2D : 4D) and sex differences'

Barut C., Tan U., Dogan A.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, cilt.106, ss.627-632, 2008 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 106 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2466/pms.106.2.627-632
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.627-632


Sex difference in 2D:4D digit ratio was studied in 386 right-handed students. The lengths of index (2D) and ring (4D) fingers were measured using a caliper. Height and weight of participants were recorded. Body height correlated negatively with right- and left-hand digit ratios in the total sample (N=386); correlations were significant for the left-hand digit ratio of men and for the right-hand digit ratio of women (no significant correlations with weight). Males had a significantly lower 2D:4D ratio than females. After controlling for height, sex differences in right- and left-hand digit ratios completely disappeared. The results suggest that height of adults reflecting prenatal hormone status may play a role in differences between men and women in 2D:4D digit ratio for right-handers.