Study of correlation between human height and hand length in residents of mumbai

Authors:Pradeep .K.Pawar ,Abhilasha Dadhich .
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(3): 2072-2075  |  PDF File

Abstract

The height is an important aspect of human personality. To determine the height, from a body part can be useful for forensic and medico legal cases. Aim - To analyze the correlation between hand length and height in Mumbai Population. Methods - The present study was done on 298 individuals residing in Mumbai. To find out the correlation between height and hand length, the subjects were divided into 6 groups according to the height and hand length and each subject was assessed. Results - Height of any age group is 9.08 - 9.03 times more than the length of hand . As the age group increases the mean length of hand also increases . Conclusion - Definite proportion exists between the height and hand length in an individual at all ages, irrespective of the sex. Height of an individual is 9 times the height of hand length.