Type of Article: Original Research
Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 3 | Page No. 2584-2586
Date of Publication: 31-07-2016
A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY OF ESTIMATION OF BODY STATURE USING PERCUTANEOUS TIBIAL LENGTH IN MEDICAL STUDENTS
Rameswarapu Suman Babu.
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Address: Dr Rameswarapu Suman Babu, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Narayana Medical College, Nellore -524 003, Andhra Pradesh, India. Mobile no.: +919440 713718
Body Stature is defined as height of the body in upright position and is an inherent character and is considered as one of the important parameters of personal identification. Generally body stature will be estimated by either anatomical method or mathematical way. To this rationale, we estimated the body stature using percutaneous tibial length using regression formula in medical college students of Telangana region. 100 medical college students belong to 1st year M.B.B.S of Medi Citi Institute of Medical Sciences, Medchal Mandal, Ranga Reddy District, during December 2007 to February 2008. All the medical students; height and length of right and left tibia were recorded separately. Measurements of the length of the right and left radius were taken separately for calculation. The data was analysed statistically SPSS software version-19 for calculation of Mean, SD, correlation coefficient, regression coefficient, the value of constant and ‘t’ test for the correlation coefficient. Out of 100 students participated and out of which 70 were female, and 30 were male students. The average height of student was 166.21±8.11 cm and the length of tibia was 36.91±1.81cm. This exercise may be useful in all medico-legal examinations and anthropometry procedures. However further studies are needed to validate this equation in large scale.
Key words: Body Stature, Percutaneous Tibial Length (PCTL), Regression equation.
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Rameswarapu Suman Babu. A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY OF ESTIMATION OF BODY STATURE USING PERCUTANEOUS TIBIAL LENGTH IN MEDICAL STUDENTS. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(3):2584-2586. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.280