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Sitting - Standing Height Ratio

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Chris Gruenewald

Nutrition advisor, WV

Normal user

16 Jan 2012, 09:44

Hey everybody,

I am looking for reference tables for the sitting-standing height ratio. Are there general reference tables or country/region-specific ones? Could anyone kindly send me these reference tables?
My email is

Thank you very much !!

Mark Myatt

Frequent user

18 Jan 2012, 11:34

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