Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 1.2 (February 2018)

Page No.: 4943-4946

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.516


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,  Department 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: The height estimation is as important as other parameters like age, sex and race especially in medico-legal cases. The environmental and genetic factors influence the development of various parts of body. Although bilateral symmetry is a feature seen in humans, there is asymmetry in the foot length without gender or handedness bias.

Aim: To study the relationship of human height with foot length and to derive a mathematical module to predict the height from foot length.

Materials and Methods: This is a Cross-sectional study carried out in Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore in 234 individuals aged between 18 and 25 years of age. Descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation coefficient and linear regression were employed for the Statistical analysis of the data

Conclusion: In the present study, there was a statistically significant difference in right and left side mean foot length measurements in both sexes. A positive correlation was observed between height and foot length and left foot length had better correlation with height in both sexes. It was concluded from further analysis that other parameters need to be considered for better predictability of height.

KEY WORDS: Foot length, Stature, Height, Regression equations, Correlation coefficient.


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Cite this article: Girish Shiv Shankar, Veena Vidya Shankar, Shailaja Shetty, Radhika K. CORRELATION OF HUMAN HEIGHT WITH FOOT LENGTH IN INDIAN INDIVIDUALS. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(1.2):4943-4946. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.516