Estimation of Stature from Foot Dimensions

Authors

  • Bhaargavi Siripurapu
  • Magendran Chandran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2684

Keywords:

Stature estimation, footlength, foot breath, navicular height, malleolar height

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to establish reliability of estimating stature from the foot dimensions in
South Indian population. Volunteers aged above 18 years were recruited for the study and measured using
standard measuring using standardized measuring equipment. Anthropometric measurements taken include
stature,foot length, foot breath, navicular height and malleolar heights. Correlations,regression formula
and linear regression equations derived for both male and female showed positive correlation coefficient
between stature and foot dimensions. To conclude foot dimensions were correlated with stature and can be
a better predictor of stature.

Author Biographies

Bhaargavi Siripurapu

2nd Year MBBS, Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam, Chennai-602105

Magendran Chandran

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam, Chennai-602105

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Bhaargavi Siripurapu, & Magendran Chandran. (2021). Estimation of Stature from Foot Dimensions. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 260-263. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2684