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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 8
First page : ( 1147) Last page : ( 1149)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00204.8

Estimation of Stature from Mandibular Width

Mathews Leya Meriam1,*, Dr. Babu K. Yuvaraj

1Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai-600083

*Corresponding Author E-mail: leahmathews23@yahoo.com

Online published on 28 October, 2015.



To do a research on the estimation of stature from the mandibular width.


To assess or estimate the approximate height of the person using the dimensions of their mandibular width.


The mandible is the single mobile bone of the skull which develops from the sixth week of intrauterine life. It helps in providing sophisticated functions like mastication and also helps in speech. Mandibular dimensions are helpful to determine where the growth occurs at the mandible and the time it occurs.

Materials and Methods

The mandibular width was measured using vernier calipers. The height of the person was measured using the Standard Height Frame for 30 females.


This study will help in Forensic Anthropology to estimate or give an approximate height of an individual.


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