IJAR.2017.185

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 2.2 (May 2017)

Page No.: 3805-3808

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.185

ROLE OF HAND LENGTH IN PREDICTION OF STATURE

Shradha Iddalgave *1, Nagesh Kuppast 2, Sharanabasappa S. Dhanwadkar 3, Syed Mohammed Afnan 4, Ashwini kumari N. B 5, Santosh Biradar 6.

*1 Assistant  Professor, Department of Anatomy, M. R. Medical College, Kalaburagi, Gulbarga, India.

2 Assistant  Professor, Department Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, E. S. I. C. Medical College, Kalaburagi, Gulbarga, India.

3 Assistant  Professor, Department of Pediatrics, E. S. I. C. Medical College, Kalaburagi, Gulbarga, India.

4 Tutor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, E. S. I. C. Medical College, Kalaburagi, Gulbarga, India.

5 Tutor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, E. S. I. C. Medical College, Kalaburagi, Gulbarga, India.

6 Assistant  Professor, Department of Community Medicine, E. S. I. C. Medical College, Kalaburagi, Gulbarga, India.

Address for correspondence: Dr. Shradha Iddalgave, Assistant  Professor, Department of Anatomy, M. R. Medical College, Kalaburagi, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India. Ph. No: 09742707500, 08970245838. E-Mail: shradhank27@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Identification is the determination of the individuality of a person based on certain physical characteristics. In partial or complete Identification many Identification datas are considered, among them Stature, Age and Sex are three primary characteristic datas in Identification.

Materials and Methods: The present study is carried out in E S I C Medical College, Kalaburagi, Karnataka. Total 257 students (120 males and 137 females) between age group of 18-25 years born in Karnataka are selected. Students with hypochondriasis, achondriasis, and congenital anomalies of bone and with fractures of lower limb and upper limb are excluded from the study. The height of the students, length of both right and left Hand of each student is measured by the same observer with the same instrument and at the same time.

Results: For males, Correlation Co-efficient of Height with Right Hand Length and Left Hand Length are .513 and .516 respectively which shows moderate positive correlation. Similarly for females Correlation Co-efficient of Height with Right Hand Length and Left Hand Length are .64 and .65 respectively

Discussion and Conclusion: The results of the present study indicate that hand lengths can be efficiently used for estimation of stature. In present study female hand length can give better prediction of stature compared male.

Key Words: Stature, Hand Length, Correlation Co-efficient, Regression Equation.

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Cite this article: Shradha Iddalgave, Nagesh Kuppast, Sharanabasappa S. Dhanwadkar, Syed Mohammed Afnan, Ashwini kumari N. B, Santosh Biradar. ROLE OF HAND LENGTH IN PREDICTION OF STATURE. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(2.2):3805-3808. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.185  
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