Stature estimation from combined forearm and hand length in adults in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Pavanchand Shetty, Samiul Haque, Vinod Kumar, Somshekhar Sharma

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Stature is one of the basic parameters that aids in identification of an individual. Though not overtly specific in nature, it does help to narrow down search parameters in cases of grossly mutilated bodies or body fragments. In a variety of studies reported worldwide, a correlation was observed between stature and length of body segments. However a discerning finding was that stature differs based on environmental, geographical and demographic factors, thus warranting the need for population specific formulae for assessment of stature from various body parts. This study conducted an analysis of stature estimation on individuals of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh and reports that there is a formula specific for estimating stature from combined forearm length in males and females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Law
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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