Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

To study the correlation between stature and facial parameters of human adults in North Indian population

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Neha Yadav*,Vasundhara Kulshreshtha,Shikky Garg,Anjali Gupta,Sarvesh Awasthi

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 229

Article End Page : 232


Introduction: Stature is defined as natural height of human being in standing position. Each and every part are related with each other i.e. face, trunk, head and extremities. Stature estimation is important parameter when human remain such as mutilated body or facial remain of skull is brought for medicolegal examination for person’s identity. This correlation will also be helpful in anthropological and geographical research. Our study aimed to determine the stature from facial parameters that were morphological facial length, upper facial length, and lower facial length.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in department of Anatomy, SN Medical College, Agra, on 300 medical students aged between 18yrs to 25yrs out of which 164 are males & 136 are females. Stature of person was measured by anthropometric rod & morphological facial length, upper facial length and lower facial length were measured by digital Vernier caliper. The mean, standard deviation, regression equation, were calculated.
Result: We observed correlation between stature &facial parameter and developed regression equation for it. The morphological facial length, upper facial length and lower facial length was found to be significantly higher in males compared to females.

Keywords: Stature, Morphological facial length, Upper facial length, Lower facial length, Digital vernier calliper, Anthropometric rod.

Doi No:-10.18231/j.ijcap.2019.051