I am wondering if anyone can point me to (a scientific source that provides) the estimates of the dimensions (length x width) of the human back?
I am specifically interested in the dimensions (length * width, or surface) of the lower back of the average adult, and in specific the region between the 7th thoracic and 4th lumbar vertebra - i.e., the region between T7 - L4 in the image below:
Ideally a distinction is made between males and females and perhaps kids as well. The area of research dealing with this matter is anthropometry.
Please mention the source to any information provided. I have access to some not-scientifically based sources (clothing companies for example). Although additional such sources are welcomed, scientifically-based answers are preferred.