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Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine
Year : 2013, Volume : 35, Issue : 4
First page : ( 353) Last page : ( 357)
Print ISSN : 0971-0973. Online ISSN : 0974-0848.

Estimation of Stature from Index and Ring Finger Length

Bardale Rajesh Vaijnathrao*Associate Professor, Dahodwala Taikhoom Mohammed, Intern Student, Sonar Vaibhav Digambar, Assistant Professor

Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Miraj - 416 410 Dist. Sangli (Maharashtra)

*E-mail: bardalerv@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 27 November, 2013.


Establishing the identity of person is one of the significant aspects of Forensic investigation. Recently studies were conducted to estimate stature from hand and phalange lengths; however, few studies were conducted using finger lengths. The purpose of present study was to evaluate utility of index and ring finger lengths in estimation of stature and to predict the accuracy of regression models derived from such parameters. The study was carried out on a cross sectional sample of 195 adult students out of which 100 were males and 95 were females. There was significant difference (P < 0.001) between stature of male and female subjects. Similarly significant difference (P < 0.001) exists between male and female index and ring finger length. A significant correlation was observed between finger length and stature. Pearson correlation between finger length and stature was higher among females than males. The findings of present study indicate that index finger and ring finger lengths can be used successfully to predict living stature of an individual.



Forensic, Identification, Stature, Finger Length, Index and ring finger.


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