Estimation of Height from Foot Measurement in Kalaburagi District
Keywords:Co-relation coefficient, Forensic Anthropology, Foot Length, Regression Equation, Stature
Estimation of height of a person plays an important role in identification of a person which is necessary in
criminal cases and as well as in mass disasters where only a portion or a part of body may be seen. The present
study was carried out on the measurement of foot length and body height of 342 students (170males and
172 females) of 05 to 30 years of age. Anthropometric measurements were taken by using anthropometric
instruments in centimeter to the nearest millimeter. All the measurements were taken in a well lighted room.
Obtained data was analysed for correlation coefficient and to derive a regression formula between
foot length and height of an individual. A medium correlation of height was observed with foot length and
it was statistically significant. The present study would be useful for anthropologists and forensic experts
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