Estimation of stature from index fingers length of population in Davangere district

Nagesh Kuppast, Ashok S Kanaki, Dr Shahina, Vijayakumar B Jatti, Shradha Iddalgave, Anand B Mugadlimath
2014 International Journal of Biomedical Research  
Estimation of stature holds a special place in the field of forensic medicine and forensic anthropology. This study was designed to investigate the ability of estimating stature from middle finger length. The study was carried out by taking the measurement of middle fingers and body height of250 medical students (125 males and 125 females) of 18 to 25 years of age. The study was carried out in department of forensic medicine and toxicology at SSIMS &RC Davangere, Karnataka state, India.
more » ... ate, India. Obtained data was analysed statistically to establish the relationship between a person's index finger and stature. From given data mean, SEE, correlation coefficient(r). Regression equation and 'P' values were obtained. A moderate correlation was observed between middle finger length and height of a person which is statistically highly significant. The present study would be useful for anthropologists and forensic experts.
doi:10.7439/ijbr.v5i11.810 fatcat:faf5hrwcdvghbfeqoru2p3tenq