Estimation of Stature from Nasal Dimensions


  • Shruthi Sugavanam
  • Magendran Chandran



Stature estimation, nasal height, nasal length, nasal width.


The objective of this study was to estimate stature from nasal measurements in South Indian population.
The study was done using standard measuring apparatus measuring tape and vernier calipers including both
males and females.
Regression formula and correlation was derived between nasal dimensions and stature. In this
study, regression formula is derived with three variables generalized for both males and females, S=
118.005+6.804NL+4.003NW+0.254NH ? 9.70100. Linear Regression equation for males and females have
been derived separately with each of the nasal parameters. In conclusion nasal measurements can be an
effective tool in estimating stature.

Author Biographies

Shruthi Sugavanam

2nd Year MBBS,Saveetha Medical College,
Thandalam, Chennai. Pin Code : 602105

Magendran Chandran

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Saveetha Medical College,
Thandalam, Chennai, Pin Code : 602105



How to Cite

Shruthi Sugavanam, & Magendran Chandran. (2021). Estimation of Stature from Nasal Dimensions. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 1133-1135.