Grip strength and digit ratios are not correlated in women
Article first published online: 9 APR 2007
Copyright © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Human Biology
Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 437–439, May/June 2007
How to Cite
van Anders, S. M. (2007), Grip strength and digit ratios are not correlated in women. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 19: 437–439. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.20634
- Issue published online: 9 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 9 APR 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 DEC 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 15 DEC 2006
- Manuscript Received: 14 NOV 2006
Fink et al. (2006) have reported that men with higher grip strength (GS) have lower digit ratios (2D:4D), interpreting this as evidence for organizational effects of prenatal androgens on strength. In this study, I attempted to replicate their finding with 99 women. I found no evidence that digit ratios were associated with GS, suggesting that 2D:4D is not associated with GS in women. The null findings are discussed in light of gender and statistical considerations.Am. J. Hum. Biol. 19:437–439, 2007. © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.