Data::Vitals::Chest - A measurement of the circumference of the torso at the chest/bust


  `--> Data::Vitals::Chest


Data::Vitals::Chest is part of the Perl "Vital Statistics" Library.

It is a very simple class that allows you to create objects that represent a single measurement of the circumference of the human torso at the chest.

In women, this measurement is also known as the "bust" measurement, and is a component of the equation used to determine bra size.

Taking this Measurement

The chest measurement is taken with a tape measure around the torso, with the tape loose, but just tight enough to avoid the tape falling.

The measurement should be taken at the largest point, and includes the breast. In both men and women this usually means taking the measurement so that the tape runs over the nippples.

More information and diagrams are available at


Data::Vitals::Chest is implemented primarily in Data::Vitals::Circumference and shares all its methods.

Data::Vitals::Chest does not have any additional methods unique to it.


Bugs should always be reported via the CPAN bug tracker

For other issues, contact the maintainer.


Adam Kennedy <>


Thank you to Phase N ( for permitting the open sourcing and release of this distribution.


Copyright 2004 - 2008 Adam Kennedy.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.