Data from: Bent pinkies: Quantifying fifth finger clinodactyly in a sample of U.S. adults
Internal Dataset

UID: 103


Clinodactyly can be broadly defined as curvature of the finger(s) occurring distal to the metacarpophalangeal joint(s). The most common form of clinodactyly involves a radial curvature of the fifth finger.

This dataset provides measured fifth finger curvature (left and right) in a sample of 1,295 U.S. adults recruited from the Western Pennsylvania region as part of two large epidemiological studies focusing on oral health and nonsyndromic oral clefts. Additional variables in the dataset include: sex, age at exam, race, ethnicity, weight, and height.

The curvature numbers were calculated through measurements of high-resolution digital hand scans collected on a large format flat-bed scanner, as part of broader phenotypic assessments.

Geographic Coverage
Western Pennsylvania
Subject of Study
Population Age
Subject Gender
Access via figshare

.xlsx file with data dictionary

Access Restrictions
Free to all
Access Instructions
Download the data via figshare.
Associated Publications
Data Type
Equipment Used
Epson GT-20000
Software Used
Dataset Format(s)
XLS (.xls, .xlsx, .xlm, .xlsm)
Resource Type(s)
Dataset Size
98.19 kB
Grant Support
Data Catalog Record Updated

Notice and Disclaimer: Please note that the information in this catalog is provided as a courtesy, as is, and with no representations or warranties of any kind. When you contact the responsible individual(s) listed in each record, or, where applicable, access a data repository listed, you will be subject to terms and conditions required by the data custodian/data repository. The University of Pittsburgh does not attempt to judge the scholarly quality of the data referenced and relies on the judgment and research expertise of those who created and/or deposited it.