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Data::Vitals::Frame - A measurement of the circumference of the torso underneath the breasts


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Data::Vitals::Frame 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 just beneath the breasts.

Unlike the Chest measurement, which includes the breast and change dramatically (in both men and women) due to muscle, fat and (for women) pregnancy/lactation.

As the largest point around only the rip cage, it provides a more accurate measurement of your natural "frame".

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

Taking this Measurement

The frame measurement is generally taken with a tape measure around the torso at a position just underneath the breasts. It should be as close as possible to the breasts without going over them.

As with all circumference measurements, it should be close enough to prevent the tape from falling, but not pulled tight.

More information and diagrams are available at


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

Data::Vitals::Frame 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.

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