Correlation of Stature and Head Circumference in Uttar Pradesh Population

Correlation of Stature and Head Circumference

  • Ekata Singh Medical Anatomy student, Department of Anatomy, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Integral University, Dasauli, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2268-7897
  • Pratibha Shakya Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Integral University, Dasauli, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7808-6594
  • Neelesh Kumar Shakya Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Integral University, Dasauli, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7808-6594
Keywords: Anthropometry, Stature, Head circumference, Correlation

Abstract

Background: Anthropometry is the measurement of different parameters of any human individual. Anthropometry was first developed in 19thcentury. It was introduced by French police officer Alphonse Bertillion in 1883. Anthropometric measurements are important for identifying unknown bodies. The objectives is to the aim of present study is measuring head circumference and stature and their correlation so that a conclusion can be drawn about the correlation between these two parameters. Subjects and Methods: The study was conducted in the department of Anatomy, IIMS&R, Integral University, Lucknow. The present study group was done on 400 healthy individuals between 18-30 years of age (200 males & 200 females) of Uttar Pradesh population. Measurement of head circumference and stature was done and then stature was correlated with the head circumference. Written consent was taken before the assessment. This study was ethically approved by IIMS& R Institute research and ethical committee. Data was statistically analyzed. Results and Conclusions: In present study it was found that measurements of both the parameters (head circumference and stature) was higher in males in comparison to females. There was positive correlation between stature and head circumference.

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Published
2020-12-22
How to Cite
Singh, E., Shakya, P., & Shakya, N. K. (2020). Correlation of Stature and Head Circumference in Uttar Pradesh Population. Academia Anatomica International, 6(2), 41-44. https://doi.org/10.21276/aanat.2020.6.2.8
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE