Estimation of Stature for Long and Short bones utilizing the Line of Correlation
Keywords:Anthropometric measurement, stature, hand length, finger length
Background: Estimation of stature can be done from length of short and long bones.
Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to estimate the stature from anthropometry of right and left hand fingers.
Methodology: The present study consisted of 300 (150 male and 150 female) pre-clinical MBBS and BDS students, 18 to 26 year, Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, Nepal. All the students were briefed about the study, written consents from the student and ethical boards were taken. Stature, hand length and finger length of student were measured in centimeter by using high board and digital caliper repetitively. Data were analysed by using SPSS.
Results: The difference of stature, hand length and finger length between male and female subjects were found to be highly significant (P<0.01). A positive and highly significant (p<0.01) correlation between structure and hand fingers length were observed in both genders. There was also positive and significant correlates between the bilateral hand and finger measurements in both genders. Linear regression equation for stature estimation was derived using hand length and finger length for both genders and checked for their accuracy by comparing the estimated stature and measured stature. The results shows no significant difference between estimated and measured stature which indicated that hand length and finger length provides an accurate and reliable means in estimating the stature.
Conclusion: Stature of a person can be estimated from short and long bones measurement.
Journal of Science Foundation, July 2020;18(2):43-53