Estimation of stature from combined length of forearm and hand in Jammu region of India

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    • Shahnaz Choudhary Lecturer, Department of Anatomy,Government Medical College Jammu India
    • Harbans Singh Professor, Department of Anatomy,Government Medical College Jammu India
    • Neena Gupta Demonstrator, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College Jammu India
  • Estimation of stature is a major cause of concern in forensic medicine and forensic anthropology. It becomes difficult to predict the physical identification of an individual when only fragmentary remains of dead body are brought for postmortem. Physical reconstruction from such remains depends upon the fact that various body parts exhibit consistent ratios when compared to total height of a person. Present study is an endeavor to generate formula for estimation of stature from combined length of forearm and hand in Jammu region of India. Results of present study reveal highly significant gender differences between the selected parameters necessitating the need for separate data for two sexes. A positive and significant correlation coefficient of 0.615 and 0.731 has been observed in the males and females in the present study. The regression equation for both sexes has been derived for practical use in anatomical, forensic and archeological investigations.

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    Choudhary, S., Singh, H., & Gupta, N. (2013). Estimation of stature from combined length of forearm and hand in Jammu region of India. International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 3(1), 8-10.