Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 4.3 (December 2017)

Page No.: 4723-4726

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.457


Girish Shiv Shankar 1, Veena Vidya Shankar *2, Shailaja Shetty 3, Radhika K 3.

1 MBBS, 3rd year student, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

2 MBBS, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

3 MBBS, MD, Professor  & Head, Department of Anatomy, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

4 Lecturer cum Statistician, Deparment of Community Medicine, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Veena Vidya Shankar, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore – 560054, Karnataka, India. Contact No.: Mobile – 9980308735 E-Mail: veena24shankar@gmail.com


Introduction: One of the most important aspects in identifying the personal identity of an individual is stature which is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Stature exhibits a definite proportional relationship with various parts of the body like head, face, trunk, vertebral column and extremities. Rules of body proportions exhibit consistent ratios among themselves and relative to the total body height and are age, sex and race dependent. They are also of great importance in Fine arts, Anatomy, Anthropology and Forensic medicine

Aims: To study the relationship of human height with head length

Materials and Methods: This is a Cross-sectional study carried out in Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore in 225 individuals aged between 18 and 25 years of age in and around Bangalore. Descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation coefficient and Linear regression were employed for the Statistical analysis of the data

Conclusion: It was observed in the present study, that there was a weak positive correlation between height and head length in both males and females indicating that head length alone is not a reliable indicator in prediction of stature

KEY WORDS: Head length, stature, correlation, height, anthropometry, glabella, inion.


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Cite this article: Girish Shiv Shankar, Veena Vidya Shankar, Shailaja Shetty, Radhika K. CORRELATION OF HUMAN HEIGHT WITH HEAD LENGTH IN INDIAN INDIVIDUALS. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(4.3):4723-4726. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.457