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Estimation of stature from percutaneous tibial length

Authors:Laxmi N. Chandravadiya , Shailesh M. Patel , Jatin B. Goda , Dr. S. V. Patel
Int J Biol Med Res. 2013; 4(1): 2752-2754  |  PDF File

Abstract

Aims: The purpose of the study was to find out the relationship between tibial length and stature and to formulate a linear regression equation for estimation of stature from tibial length. Methods: This study consists of 210 subjects between 18-23 years of age. Stature was measured in standing erect, anatomical position with standard height measuring in-strument. Tibial length was measured by spreading caliper. Results: The data obtained was statistically analysed separately for males and females using Microsoft ExcelTM software. The correlation coefficient between height and tibia length is 0.836 in males and 0.690 in females and it was significant. Conclusion: A highly significant correlation of stature was ob-served with tibial length in both sexes. The result of present study would be useful for anth-ropologist and forensic medicine experts.