A Gender Based Comparison to Assess Head Length, Hand Length, Foot Length, Arm Span to Predict Stature of Individual: An Observational Study

Prediction of Stature of Individual

  • Santosh Kumar Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Anatomy, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Chandrakala Agarwal Senior Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Keywords: Head breadth, arm span, stature, head length

Abstract

Background: Personal identification means determination of individuality of a person. Anthropometry is the study of the measurement of the human body. The present study was used to assess head length, hand length, foot length, arm span to predict stature of individual based on gender.Subjects and Methods:In this prospective observational study 600 patients attending in the Outpatient department of medical, dental and other college’s students of age group 21-25 years in various colleges at Jaipur, India were selected for the study. The measurement of stature, head length, head breadth, hand length, foot length, arm span. The data collected was compiled, tabulated, analyzed and subjected to statistical tests. Analysis was done using SPSS.Results:In the present study total participants were 600 in which 300 were males and 300 were females. Mean age of females was found to be 22.82 and mean age of males was found to be 22.96. 160 persons were aged 21 years i.e. 26.6%, 175 persons were aged 22 years i.e. 29.16%, 91 were aged 23 years i.e. 15.1%, 85 were aged 24 years i.e. 14.1% whereas 89 were aged 25 years i.e. 14.83%. In present study most common age group was found to be 22 years and 24 years was the least common age group. Body height (cm) in male and female was observed to be statistically significant, for head length, significant statistical difference was observed, for head breath significant difference was observed. For hand length, significant statistical difference was observed, for foot length, significant statistical difference was observed, for arm span, significant statistical difference was observed.Conclusion: Our study conclude that a significant difference was observed in height, head length, head breadth, hand length, arm span & foot length in between males and females.

Published
2019-12-29
How to Cite
Santosh Kumar, & Chandrakala Agarwal. (2019). A Gender Based Comparison to Assess Head Length, Hand Length, Foot Length, Arm Span to Predict Stature of Individual: An Observational Study. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 8(4), AT01-AT05. Retrieved from http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1204