STATURE ESTIMATION MEASURING LEFT FOOT BREADTH IN INDIAN CADAVERS

Dr. Deepak Chaturvedi, Dr. Priyanka, Dr. Vishwajeet Singh, Dr. Navneet Ateriya

Abstract


Forensic medicine have multiple discipline among them Identification is very important aspect. Identificationmeans to explore identify of an individual which required in this civilized world. Measurements of different body parts is an age old process it can be applied with precision to estimate stature of a person living or dead hence delineating identity if previous records on the basis of either recall method or documentary evidences present. Anthropometry is a simple and easy to use tool. A fair attempt has been made through this study with aim & objectives to find out correlation between stature and left foot breadth, derivation of regression equations and multiplication factors and also to find out bisexual variation if any. This was hospital based analytical cross sectional study involving 200 cadavers. It was observed that left foot breadth showed significant positive correlation with supine length with significant bisexual variation (p<0.001). Regression equations derived found to give better estimation of stature in comparison to multiplication factors.


Keywords


Anthropometry, Identification, Left foot length and Supine length.

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