Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Correlation between facial height and body height: a prospective anthropometric study


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Author Details: Md. Tabrej Alam, Sanjay Singh, Kamil Khan, Saleha Shaheen, Md. Arshad

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 312

Article End Page : 315


Abstract

Aim: To find a correlation between facial height and body height.
Materials and Method: The subject’s height was measured by a stadiometer and the facial height by a vernier calliper in 150 medical students. The data was analyzed statistically for significance and correlation.
Results: Mean body height was 167.54±9.59 cm and mean facial height was 10.77±0.76 cm. The P value was less than 0.001 and the Pearson’s coefficient was 0.34. This shows a significant positive correlation between body height and facial height.
Conclusion: The measurements of facial height can be used for estimation of body height when facial remains are brought for anthropometric examination.

Keywords:
Facial Height, Body Height, Anthropometry