Prediction of Stature and Sex by Hand Dimension-A Statistical Analysis in North and South Indians of Same Age GroupPrasanna LC1* and Vinay Kumar N2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Prasanna LC
Department of Anatomy
Kasturba Medical College
Manipal University, Manipal
Received: 19 February 2014 Accepted: 21 March 2014
Lots of researches are going on for assessing stature, sex, race and age from different parts of the body to help the law enforcement agencies in achieving “personal identity” in case of unknown human remains. Purpose of present study is to analyze the anthropometric relationship between dimensions of hands with stature and sexual dimorphism. The present study consists of 100 males and 100 females each containing 50 North Indian and 50 South Indian males and females, aged between 18-21 years. All measurements exhibit statistically significant correlation coefficients with stature. It is observed that in males, the highest correlation is exhibited by right hand length. Stature prediction is more accurate and reliable in case of females than males and also, a single dimension of hand can estimate stature of an unknown person with a great accuracy.