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

Authors:Pradeep .K.Pawar ,Abhilasha Dadhich
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(3): 2232 -2235  |  PDF File

Abstract

A tall person needs long foot to support body and for increased balance. Foot size and height are both based on many factors such as gender, genetics, health and environment. Foot size may be used in forensic test to estimate the height of a person whose body is no longer intact. Aim To analyze the correlation between foot 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 foot length, the subjects were divided into 6 groups according to the height and foot length & each subject was assessed. Results The average of mean foot length in males & females in all age groups from 11 years - 30 years (and more) is 20.80cm and 20.81 respectively .The correlation coefficient between height and length of foot also shows significant association for all the age group and sex. Conclusion Height of an individual either male/female is 6.5 times the length of his/her foot length