Stature Estimation from Anthropometry of Foot in Adults of Border Areas of Punjab
Keywords:: Stature, Foot length, Foot breadth, Anthropometry, Forensic investigations
Background: Stature is one of the various parameters of identification of the individuality of a person.
Estimation of stature from various measurements of the body is of value in medicolegal investigations as
well as in anthropology. The foot measurements are important in forensic field as they can be used as body
height predictors for an individual.The current study deals with developing a regression equation for stature
estimation from foot breadth and foot length and to find out the correlation between stature, foot breadth
and foot length. Methods: The data was collected from 500 asymptomatic, healthy adults (250 males & 250
females) belonging to border areas of Punjab region of age group ranged between 18-50 years.
Results: The correlation between foot length and stature (r= 0.337) was more than foot breadth and stature
(r= 0.046) indicating foot length to be a better predictor of stature. Linear regression equations were derived
for estimation of stature from foot breadth and foot length.
Conclusion: Both foot breadth and foot length showed positive correlation with stature as indicated by the
regression coefficient. The results indicate that one can successfully estimate staure from different foot dimensions.
The calculated regression formulae show good reliability and applicability of estimate which would be useful
for Anthropologists and Forensic Medicine experts.
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