Estimation of stature based on hand length among students of Uttar Pradesh

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Abeer Zubair Khan, Nusrat Jahan, Mahboobul Haque

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Introduction: Stature is one of the most useful anthropometric parameters which can be used to determine the identity of an individual. Stature and measurements of various body parts have become useful in forensic medicine and medico-legal cases to identify bodies that may have been destroyed in mass disasters like plane crashes, blasts and accidents etc. Aim & Objective: The aim of this study was to determine anthropometric values for stature and hand length in Uttar Pradesh population and to estimate height from hand length with the help of a regression equation formula. Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted on a sample of 400 students of Integral University (200 males and 200 females). Hand length (right and left) was measured and height was also recorded. Results: In this study a significant and positive correlation was found between stature, right and left-hand length in males and females. Conclusion: In the present study, we concluded that the mean stature of males was higher than females and using regression equation accurate stature can be calculated from hand length.

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 Stature, Hand length, Regression formula.
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