Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine

Stature estimation from arm span in living people of Terdal region

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Shivangi K. Malaviya,Shakuntala Saswihali,Gajera Chirag N*,Maitri Hathi,S R. Mehta

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 37

Article End Page : 39


Introduction: Identification of a person is the important part of investigation and estimation of stature is important part for identification for medico-legal expert. Estimation of stature from body part is key factor in identification during mass disaster like railway accident, earthquake, building collapse and fire etc. With increasing incidence of above events stature estimation from fragmented body parts become needful.
Materials and Methods: The study was carried out over 198 living subjects aged between 10 to 60 years from both rural and urban area of Terdal region. The measurement of arm span was done by calibrated measuring tape between the tips of middle fingers of maximally outstretched hands. The data was analyzed by using Microsoft Excel and statistical programme for social science (SPSS) version 17.
Result: In the study mean stature and arm span for male for male subjects are 165.01 and 167.72 respectively and for female subjects it is 154.65 and 156.48 respectively. Mean difference between arm span and stature is more in male 2.71 than female 1.83. And multiplication factor for estimation of stature from arm span is 0.989.
Conclusion: Regression equation derived for male sex for stature is 4.042 + (0.960 × AS) with standard error of 2.637 cm and strength of association 0.945. While regression equation derived for female sex for stature is 10.028 + (0.924 × AS) with standard error of 3.295 cm and strength of association 0.881.

Keywords: Terdal region, Identification.

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