Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2018)
Prediction of stature from hand length in under-graduate students in medical college
Author(s): Dr. Hema Narayan, Dr. Suman Kumar
Abstract: Human height varies greatly between individuals and across populations for a variety of complex biological, genetic, and environmental factors, among others. Due to methodological and practical problems, its measurement is also subject to considerable error in statistical sampling. The study was planned in Department of Anatomy, Vardhman Institute of Medical Sciences, Nalanda, Pawapuri, Bihar. The total 100 undergraduate students from the medical courses like MBBS. The approval of the institutional ethical committee was taken for the present study. The results indicate that both hand and foot lengths can be efficiently used for the estimation of stature. The correlation coefficients between foot hand length, stature, and the estimates of stature based on these regression formulae are population specific.