Forensic Estimation of Stature from Foot Length: An Autopsy based Study
Keywords:Foot Length, Forensic Stature Estimation, Human Identification, Physical Anthropology
The present study was conducted on 224 dead bodies of Keralites (167 males and 57 females) aged between
20 and 60 years. The correlation coefficient calculated in males for the stature and right foot length (0.779)
and left foot length (0.778); and the right foot length (0.653) and left foot length (0.638) in females were
significant at 0.01 level. Males had significantly higher mean values for both stature and foot length compared
to females. Regression equations were derived from right and left foot length for estimating stature in males
and females. Stature (Y) could be calculated from the right foot length (X1) in males with the equation Y
= 53.050 + 4.802 X1. For the left foot length (X2) in males, the equation was Y = 53.618 + 4.7762 X2. In
females, the equations were Y = 78.538 + 3.597 X1 & Y = 78.724 + 3.601 X2 respectively.
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