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Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine
Year : 2013, Volume : 35, Issue : 3
First page : ( 216) Last page : ( 218)
Print ISSN : 0971-0973. Online ISSN : 0974-0848.

Correlation of Superior Extremity Length with Stature In Central Indian Populace

Shende M. R.*, Bokariya P**, Kothari R***, Tirpude BH****

*Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram. E-mail: shende_dr@yahoo.com

**Assist. Prof, Dept. of Anatomy, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

***Assist. Prof, Department of Physiology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

****Prof & Head, Dept. of FMT, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

Online published on 27 November, 2013.


Estimation of stature is a major Forensic anthropological concern used in the identification of unknown and mutilated human remains. Attempts of estimating stature from long bones have been made in western countries since last century. This study was carried out to evaluate the relationship between personal stature and superior extremity among a group of male and female Central Indian adults and to derive a regression formula between the superior extremity and height of an individual. The subjects consist of 391 medical students from various colleges in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra ranging between 18 to 22 years of age of similar socio economic status. They were examined anthropometrically in respect to their height and length of upper limb. The result obtained was analyzed and the differences of the superior extremity between the genders were found to be highly significant. A positive correlation between height and superior extremity was observed in both sexes and it was statistically significant. Regression equation for stature estimation was formulated using the superior extremity for both sexes. The results indicate that superior extremity provides an accurate and reliable means in estimating the stature of an unknown individual.



Anthropometry, Superior Extremity, Stature, Identity of Individual.


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