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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37

Estimation of stature from maxillo-facial anthropometry in a central Indian population


1 Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
2 Dean, Government Medical College, Miraj, India
3 Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Nanded, India
4 Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College, Miraj, India

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Kanchankumar P Wankhede
Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra - 440003
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-1475.99161

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Background: For establishing identity, stature is an important parameter in medico-legal and forensic examination. Aims: To estimate stature from facial parameters. Setting and Design : Prospective study conducted from December 2007 to September 2008 in the Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Nagpur. Materials and Methods: A total of 470 healthy medical students were taken, comprising 260 males and 210 females in the age group of 18 to 24 years. Statistical Analysis: The data were analyzed using regression analysis and correlation coefficient. Results: The average height of males and females was 170.97 (± 6.80) cm and 156.89 (± 5.89) cm respectively. It was observed that in males the total facial height had greater correlation with stature (r = 0.19) and had standard error of ±6.68 cm. In females, nasal height had greater correlation with stature (r = 0.19) and had standard error of ±5.78 cm . Conclusion: It can be stated that percutaneous facial dimensions are not good predictors of accurate stature estimation and can be used when other parameters are not available


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