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A study of leg-crossing in a German sample.
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PMID:  7486885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
When a person is asked to cross their flexed legs then one thigh crossed over the other. This paper reviews the previous literature on leg crossing, and reports new data. In this study about 62% of the population (n = 292) are right leg-crossers, 26% are left leg-crossers, and the remaining 12% report that they have no preference or are indifferent. The incidence of left leg-crossing differs between the sexes, being higher in males, although there seems to be no association with age. Leg-crossing is correlated to some extent with footedness, handedness and eyedness.
M Reiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0003-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Anthropol Anz     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-22     Completed Date:  1995-12-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372377     Medline TA:  Anthropol Anz     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Klinikums der Technischen Universität Dresden.
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MeSH Terms
Functional Laterality / genetics*
Middle Aged

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