Type of Article:  Original

Volume 7; Issue 1.2 (February 2019)

Page No.: 6192-6197

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.440


Anuj Jain1,  Ashok Kumar *2.

1  Professor, Department of Anatomy, U.P. University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*2 Junior Resident , Department of Anatomy, U.P. University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Ashok Kumar, S/O Shri Parmeshwar Gupta, Sadar Bazar, Purani Bazar, Sabji Mandi, Lalganj, Raebareli – 229 206, Uttar Pradesh, India. Mob: +919889549325. E-Mail: kumarashok100382@gmail.com


Introduction: Stature is the natural height and built of a body or person. Stature has been one of the most important factor in the description of the human body characteristics. Various types of parameters are used while estimating stature of human body. Prediction of stature with the help of length of ulna appears to be significant to forensic Science experts, anthropologists, archeologists and demographers.

Aim:  The aim of the study was to establish a relationship between the stature of an individual and the length of ulna.

Materials and Methods: This study was conducted on 240 medical, paramedical students and staff in age group of 20-50 of UP University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah, UP, India. Length of ulna of subjects was measured by Vernier caliper in similar anatomical position and at fixed time to avoid diurnal variation. Correlation and Regression analysis were carried out to establish relationship of length of ulna with the height.

Results:  Statistical significant positive correlations between length of right ulna and the height for male (r=0.6784; p-value<0.00001) and for female (r=0.6617; p-value<0.00001), and between length of left ulna and the height for male (r=0.6828; p-value<0.00001) and for female (r=0.6275; p-value<0.00001) were observed respectively. Regression equations for stature were also derived.

Conclusion: The finding of study suggest that length of both right and left ulna can be successfully used for stature reconstruction.

Key words: Ulna Length, Stature, Anthropology, Stadiometer.


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Cite this article: Anuj Jain, Ashok Kumar. ESTIMATION OF STATURE OF INDIVIDUAL WITH THE HELP OF LENGTH OF ULNA. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(1.2):6192-6197. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.440