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Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine
Year : 2010, Volume : 32, Issue : 2
First page : ( 101) Last page : ( 103)
Print ISSN : 0971-0973. Online ISSN : 0974-0848.

Estimation of Stature by Anthropometric Measurements of Inter-Acromial Length

Dr. Koulapur Vishal Veerbasu*MDAsst Professor, Dr. Agarwal Swapnil Sudhirkumar**MD, DNBAssociate Professor, Dr. Mestri Shashidhar Channamallapa***MDProfessor & Head

*Deptt. of Forensic Medicine, B. M. Patil Medical College, Sholapur Rd, BIJAPUR-, 586103. Ph +91 9916134949 E-mail: drvishalk@gmail.com

**Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Jhalawar Hospital & Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan, India

***Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences, GST Road, Palayanoor, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India


Stature is an important parameter to establish identity of an unknown corpse. It is being used by medicolegal experts when either complete or parts of human body are recovered. A lot of criteria are available that can be used depending upon the part of the body recovered. To add to these criteria, a study was done with the objective of deriving a regression equation for estimating stature from the inter-acromial length. A cross-sectional study was done during one year period wherein 150 subjects in age group around 23 years were studied. Three sets of regression equations were derived after statistical analysis of the data. The study revealed that there exist a positive and significant correlation between stature and inter-acromial length in both the sexes and that stature can be estimated with the inter-acromial length when only upper parts of the trunk are available.



Forensic Anthropology, Identity, Inter-Acromial Length, Stature, Regression Equation.


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