In 1972，we took body measurement of 543 adult women. The present paper reports the
grol1ping of body types by Vervaeck Index and our examination into the 26 parts of the
body in each body type. The results obtamed are as follows. 1.The classification by body types revealed that over-slender type was 0.6%，slender type 21.4%，intermediate type 42.2%，fat type 26.3% and over-fat type 9.3%. 2.The fat type increased in number as as ages increased，In the fifties and the sixties of age the fat type was 33.8% and the over fat type 13.2%. 3.As for mean vall1es by body types，little difference was seen in length items excepting total crotch length，but the fat type sllowed remarkably high values in total crotch length，girth items，subcutaneol1st hickness and weight. The correlationship in each item was significantat 1%. 4.As for the ratio to stature，the following items showed no difference by body types in respective percentage; front waist height 62%，back waist height 61%，back waist length 25%， shoulder length 9%. In the other items the fat type showed greater ratios. Especially in bust girth，waist girth，abdominal extension girth and upper arm girth，the
difference between the slender type and the fat type was 28-34%.5. The ratios of thickness to bust girth，abdominal extension girth and waist girth were 78，75 and 66% in the slender type respectively，while in the over-fat type they were 85，85 and 77% respectively，which indicates that the over-fat type has a round trunk. 6.The ratios of bust girth and waist girth to abdominal extension girth were as much as 125% and 138% in the slender type，while in the over-fat type，they were both 120%，which shows that the over-fat type has a cylindrical trunk.