Data::Vitals::Underarm - A measurement of the circumference of the torso underneath the arms


  `--> Data::Vitals::Underarm


Data::Vitals::Underarm 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 taken underneath the arms.

In women, this is used along with Data::Vitals::Chest in one of the two methods used to determine bra size, particularly nursing bras.

Taking this Measurement

The underarm measurement is generally taken with a tape measure around the torso at a position just underneath the arms, while standing straight and breathing normally. It should be as high as possible while still comfortable. Do not agressively force the tape into the arm pits.

More information and diagrams are available at


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

Data::Vitals::Underarm 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.