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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109


Volume 3, Issue 2, 2012 pp 33-37


Research Article


Estimation of Height (Stature) From Inferior Extremity Length and Foot Length in Children.

Swati Ramakant Pandhare1, Anjali D. Patil2, A. Kasote3, M. M. Meshram4

1Assistant Professor, Govt. Medical college, Nagpur (MS) INDIA.

2Associate Professor, B.J. Medical College, Pune (MS) INDIA.

3Associate Professor, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur (MS) INDIA.

4Professor, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur (MS) INDIA.


Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.



Personal identification is an integral part of the investigation in cases of mass disasters where disintegrated and amputated body organs are found very frequently. Estimating stature from various parameters based on the above mentioned evidences becomes one of the most important and essential exercise for personal identification. Different anthropometric parameters have been measured of 1120 children (576 male children, 544 female children) of the age group ranging from Birth to 5 years.   Among these findings, height, inferior extremity length and foot length have been evaluated for sexual dimorphism as well as subjected to statistics to study the correlation of inferior extremity length and foot length with that of height. There is scarcity of literature suggesting stature estimation in this age group hence, further the regression equations have been drawn from the data collected. It has been observed that stature can be estimated from the inferior extremity length and foot length. The Technical Error of Measurements was within the accepted limits. It is determined that there was significant differences (p<0.05) in stature, inferior extremity length and foot length between sexes. Stature, inferior extremity length and foot length are positively and significantly correlated with each other (p<0.01).