Facial Anthropometry: A Reliable Tool for Stature Estimation in Haryanvi Population
Keywords:Anthropometry, Facial, Haryanvi, Identification, Stature.
Background: Facial anthropometry is a part of cephalometry that involves the measurements of face. It
is very helpful in reconstructive surgery, forensic medicine, orthodontics and to find ethnic differences
by defining various shapes of face. Facial features of every individual are different even in siblings.
These features vary according to gender, racial and biological group, ecological and geographical region.
Anthropometry can also be used for estimation of stature, where it cannot be measured directly such as
spinal or lower limb deformity or any other neuromuscular disorder.So, the present study attempted to find
that is the facial parameters are reliable in estimation of stature in Haryanvi jaat population and also aims
formulate regression equation for estimation of stature in the same.
Methods: A sample of total 300 adult Haryanvi jaatsof age group 20 to 60 years was taken for the present
study. Out of them 150 were females and 150 weremales. Anthropometric measurements of face and stature
were taken on each subject.
Conclusion: All the studied facial parameters showed positive significant correlation with stature (p<0.01)
both in males and females So, it can be concluded that facial anthropometry is a reliable tool for stature
estimation in Haryanvi population.
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