ESTIMATION OF STATURE FROM FOOT ANTHROPOMETRY AMONGST POPULATION OF NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
Stature is one of the major parameters for ascertaining the identity of an individual. Mathematical correlation of extremities to the overall stature has been an established method of estimation of height for unidentified individuals. In the present study 200 individuals of either sex, above the age of 18 years were studied and their foot dimensions were correlated with overall stature. No significant differences were noted in the measurements of right and left sides, in the same individual. Regression analysis was carried out and formulae were developed for stature estimation. Comparisons were made with different regional studies, and it was concluded that with varying statures in different populations, region specific studies need to be carried out for every population group.
Identification, Stature, Foot Anthropometry, Regression Analysis.