Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2016)
Personal height of an individual person from measuring foot length
Author(s): Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Naval Kishore Pandey
Abstract: Determination of stature of a person plays an important role in identification of a person which is necessary in criminal cases and as well as in mass disasters where only a portion or a part of body may be seen. The present study was carried out on the measurement of foot length and body height of 184 medical students (91 males and 93 females) of 19 to 25 years of age. The study was carried out in department of Anatomy, Katihar Medical College & Hospital, Katihar, Bihar state, India. Anthropometric measurements were taken by using anthropometric instruments in centimetres to the nearest millimeter. All the measurements were taken in a well-lighted room. Obtained data was analysed for correlation coefficient and to derive a regression formula between foot length and height of an individual. A medium correlation of height was observed with foot length and it was statistically significant. The present study would be useful for anthropologists and forensic experts.
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