Estimation of Stature from Hand Measurements. A Population based Study
Keywords:Stature, Estimation, Population, Hand length, Hand breadth, Anthropometry.
A prospective study was carried out in the department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Kanachur
Institute of Medical sciences, Mangaluru in 2016. The aim of the study was to evaluate the stature from
hand length and hand breadth in Dakshina Kannada population. Materials and method: The study group
comprised of 100 individuals of ages ranging from 22-45 years of both males and females (50 males and 50
females) residing in Dakshina Kannada. Individuals were selected randomly who attended Kanachur hospital
in the age group of 22-45 years of both males and females. Written informed consent was taken from each
individual. Ethical clearance was obtained from Yenepoya University to carry out the study. Materials used
were stadiometer, digital caliper. Results: The linear regression analysis and multiple regression equation
were obtained for both males and females. Conclusion: Linear regression equation is useful in estimating
stature than multiple regressions. To denote a population it is always better to do on a larger sample size to
get accuracy of the results.
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