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Table 3 Pearson’s and Spearman;s correlation values of HGS and PS of the dominant hand with demographic and anthropometric variables (n = 139)

From: Normative values of handgrip and pinch strengths in healthy female college students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study

Independent variables HGS (kg) (D) Palmar pinch (kg) Key pinch (kg) Tip pinch (kg)
Age (yr) 0.71** 0.202* 0. 085 − 0.037
Weight (kg) − 0.004 0.032 0.082 0.036
Height (cm) −0.009 0.072 0.053 0.040
BMI (kg/cm2) 0.000 0.000 0.064 0.015
Wrist circumference 0.079 0.109 0.072 0.071
Palmar width 0.74** 0.41** 0.31** 0.21*
Level of physical activity 0.603** 0.215* 0.167* 0.015
HGS (kg) (D) 0.455** 0.283** 0.184*
  1. yr year, kg kilogram, cm centimeter, BMI body mass index, kg/cm2 kilogram/centimeter square, HGS handgrip strength, D dominant hand
  2. *P ˂ 0.05, **P ˂ 0.01