Estimation of Stature & Gender from Thumb Indices in Indian Population

Authors

  • Mohite Hemlata S
  • Kakade Satish V
  • Mohite Sandeep S
  • Roy Priya P
  • Doshi Megha A

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17419

Keywords:

Stature, Gender, Thumb length, breadth, thickness & circumference

Abstract

Background: Human characteristics like stature and gender identification on basis of human remains
is a crucial element of any medicolegal investigation and is especially important in the field of forensic
anthropometry. Thus, this study was undertaken with the aim of determining stature and gender by
using thumb indices in the Indian population.
Material & Methods: 568 adults (294 males and 274 females) belonging age between 18-25 years
participated in the present study. Thumb length, breadth, thickness and circumference were measured by
time to time calibrated measuring tape and digital vernier caliper. Unpaired ‘t’ test, Person Correlation
Coefficient, Linear and Logistic regression methods used to analyze the data.
Results: This study showed significant correlation of thumb indices with stature & gender.
Conclusion: The stature and gender identification models are helpful to forensic experts and crime
scene authorities to determine the stature and gender of an isolated thumb.

Author Biographies

Mohite Hemlata S

PhD Scholar, Department of Anatomy , Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, District-Satara, Maharashtra, India

Kakade Satish V

Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, ,Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad,
District-Satara, Maharashtra, India

Mohite Sandeep S

Associate Professor  Department of Anatomy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad,
District-Satara, Maharashtra, India

Roy Priya P

Associate Professor Department of Anatomy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad,District-Satara, Maharashtra, India

Doshi Megha A

Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad,District-Satara, Maharashtra, India

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Published

2021-11-02

How to Cite

Mohite Hemlata S, Kakade Satish V, Mohite Sandeep S, Roy Priya P, & Doshi Megha A. (2021). Estimation of Stature & Gender from Thumb Indices in Indian Population. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 66–75. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17419