Estimation of height from measurement of foot length in gujarat region

Authors:Jitendra Patel,* Ritesh Shah, Sanjay Kanani, Ashok Nirvan, Rashmikant Dave
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(3): 2121-2125  |  PDF File

Abstract

Aims: Our aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between foot length and body height and to derive a regression formula in order to predict the height of an individual using foot length. Methods: The present study was conducted on total 500 asymptomatic, healthy medical students of Gujarat in the age group of 14 to 25 years. All the measurements were taken by using standard measuring devices and standard anthropometric techniques. Results: The obtained data was analysed for male, female and both the genders together. In both the sexes, foot length correlates significantly with the body height presenting correlation coefficient of 0.779 in total subjects, of 0.925 in all males and of 0.741 in all females. Further analysis was done by dividing the subjects into 14-19 years (adolescents) age and 20-25 years (Adults) age. In first age group, correlation coefficient between the two parameters was 0.803 in total subjects, 0.936 in males and 0.692 in females. In adult age group, correlation coefficient was 0.759 in total subjects, 0.910 in males and 0.804 in females. Conclusion: The results obtained after various statistical analysis shows that fairly good estimation of height can be made using regression equations in either sex.