Correlation between Middle Finger Length and Stature of Bataknese Students in Sumatera Utara University

Iswary Halwadini, Hendra Sutysna
2020 Mutiara Medika  
Various incidents could cause a person's body to be unrecognized or separated. The estimation of stature is a major step in the identification process. Meanwhile, the found body parts are not always in the form of long bones. This study aimed to determine the relation of the length of middle finger to stature in Bataknese. This was a correlative analytic research with a cross-sectional approach. Using total sampling, the study population were Bataknese students, lecturers, and employees in
more » ... al Faculty of Muhammadiyah University, North Sumatera. The inclusion criteria were aged 21-45 years and willing to sign an informed consent. The exclusion criteria were deformity, anomaly, inflammation, amputation of the hands, and stature disorders. The data were analysed using Pearson Correlation and Linear Regression. Mean right middle finger's hand length was 7.096 (0.435) cm. Mean left middle finger's hand length was 7.100 (0.528) cm. Mean stature was 158.860 (6.823) cm. Middle finger length was positively and significantly correlated to stature with coefficient correlation ranging from 0.780 to 0.939 (p<0.001). Linear regression equations were showing standard error of estimation ranging from 1.714 to 3,528 (p<0.001). There was strong and significantly correlation of middle finger length to stature in Bataknese.
doi:10.18196/mm.200243 fatcat:xchussssnrejbktd6qk6diwipq