Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.3 (September 2017)

Page No.: 4432-4435

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.360


Jinu Merlin Koshy 1, G.Durga Devi 2,  Archana R  *3, WMS Johnson 4.

1 Reader, Department of Anatomy, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

*3 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

4 Professor &HOD, Department of Anatomy Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Address of Correspondence: Dr. Archana R, MSc PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. E-Mail:  archana09@yahoo.com


The linear height of an individual is considered a reliable measure of physical growth and development. It has significant implications in medicolegal and forensic examination. The aim of the present study was to establish diurnal variation of stature in adolescent Indian subjects. A total of 60 adolescents aged between 13 years to 19 years with equal number of male and female individuals enrolled for the present study .The heights of subjects were measured at 9.00hrs and 16.00hrs using Freemans body meter measuring tape with wall stop for  5 days.  The data collected was thoroughly screened and subjected to statistical analysis. Results revealed diurnal variation in height among each individual and also significant difference in diurnal variation of stature between male and female .The present study has important implication with respect to recruitment of individuals for service as well as in forensic medicine for personal identification.

KEY WORDS: Diurnal variation, stature, physical growth, anthropology, forensic medicine.


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Cite this article: Jinu Merlin Koshy, G.Durga Devi, Archana R, WMS Johnson. DIURNAL VARIATION OF HEIGHT IN SOUTH INDIAN ADOLESCENT SUBJECTS. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.3):4432-4435. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.360