Stature Estimation and Formulation of Regression Equation from Ear Anthropometry in Haryanvi Population
Keywords:Anthropometry, Measurements, Parameters, Stature.
Background: Human beings are unique in number of physical characteristics like shape and form of
an individual. These characteristics are influenced by a wide range of racial, ecological, psychological,
geographical, gender and biological variations. Human external ear is often overlooked during anthropometric
measurements. The structure of human ear is so much variable that even two ears are different in same
individual and it also varies according to age, sex, race and ethnic group.Authentic anthropometric data of
ear for a particular population is necessary for designing of ear products for occupational environments, to
find out the age, sex and stature of an individual in that population. This data on ear measurements can also
be helpful in forensic and medico-legal cases for personal identification of an individual. The main objective
of the study is to find any relationship between ear parameters and stature and also to formulate regression
equation for estimation of stature in Haryanvi adult Jaats.
Methods: The present study was conducted on 300 healthy Haryanvi Jaats (150 females and 150 males)
aged 20 to 60 years. Measurements of ear length, ear breadth and stature were taken on each subject.
Conclusion: Ear length and ear breadth are not significantly correlated with stature (p>0.05) in both the
sexes except ear breadth which is significantly correlated with stature in males (p<0.05).
The present study concluded that stature cannot be estimated from ear length and ear breadth in Haryanvi
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