Estimation of stature from middle finger length-in Salem region

Shetty, Pavanchand (2014) Estimation of stature from middle finger length-in Salem region. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 8 (2). pp. 30-33.

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Estimation of stature is considered to be important in those cases like only fragmented and mutilated remains of unknown person are recovered. Many previous studies have been done to estimate the stature using length of different long bones. The present study is an effort to establish correlation between middle finger length and stature. The study was conducted on students from the Vinayaka Mission Kirupanada Variyar Medical College aged between 16-22 years. Standing height and Middle finger length of 150 subjects were measured. Measurements were analysed statistically to establish relationship between Middle finger lengths with stature. Correlation co efficient between stature and middle finger length found to be positive. Regression equation was derived from using this We derived the formula for middle finger length for male as Y=3.70X+135.39 and for female as Y=4.33X+129.26. Y stands for standing height and x for middle finger length. By putting value of x in different situations stature are calculated and compared with corresponding real standing height.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Middle finger length; stature; regression equation.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2015 16:28
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2015 16:28

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