Prediction of Stature in Males of Tamil Population from Measurements of Percutaneous Tibial Length

Authors

  • M. Sreenivasan
  • S.K. Nawaz Ahmed

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2773

Keywords:

Stature, Tibial length, Regression equation, Males, Tamil population.

Abstract

Forensic experts are often in confrontation with the challenging task of determination of stature along with
race, age etc. for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased individual in those circumstances
where only skeletal remains, mutilated or dismembered body parts, extremely decomposed body parts etc.
are provided by investigating authorities. In the current study, a genuine attempt has been made to arrive
at the population specific regression equation for stature prediction from the percutaneous length of Tibia.
The subjects chosen for this study include 120 adult males belonging to Tamil population falling within
the age range of 21 to 30 years. Stature and percutaneous lengths of right and left Tibia from each subject
were precisely recorded following standard protocols using appropriate instruments and analysis of the
data collected was done applying Pearson correlation through SPSS software version 26 to arrive at the
regression equations for stature assessment based on percutaneous right and left Tibial lengths respectively.
By comparing the regression formulae obtained from the present study with those derived from various
population specific studies done on Indian population, our regression equations found to be distinctive to
Tamil population and therefore can be authentically applied for calculation of stature of deceased from
percutaneous Tibial length in males of Tamil population whenever skeletal remains are available.

Author Biographies

M. Sreenivasan

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy
of Research and Education (CARE), Kelambakkam, Tamil Nadu

S.K. Nawaz Ahmed

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine,
Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE), Kelambakkam,
Tamil Nadu

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

M. Sreenivasan, & S.K. Nawaz Ahmed. (2021). Prediction of Stature in Males of Tamil Population from Measurements of Percutaneous Tibial Length. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 755-760. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2773