Stature estimation from foot dimensions

Tanuj Kanchan, Ritesh G. Menezes, Rohan Moudgil, Ramneet Kaur, M. S. Kotian, Rakesh K. Garg

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

113 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Identification of an individual is the mainstay in forensic investigations. The dimensions of the foot have been used for the determination of sex, age, and stature of an individual. The present study examines the relationship between stature and foot dimensions among Gujjars, a North Indian endogamous group. Stature, foot length and foot breadth of 200 subjects comprising 100 males and 100 females were measured. Statistical analyses indicated that the bilateral variation was insignificant for all the measurements except foot breadth in males (p < 0.01). Sex differences were found to be highly significant for all the measurements (p < 0.01). Linear and multiple regression equations for stature estimation were calculated using the aforementioned variables and multiplication factors were computed. The correlation coefficients between stature and foot dimensions were found to be positive and statistically highly significant. The highest correlation coefficient between stature and foot length in males and foot breadth in females indicates that the foot length provides the highest reliability and accuracy in estimating stature of an unknown male and foot breadth in a female. Prediction of stature was found to be most accurate by multiple regression analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241.e1-241.e5
JournalForensic Science International
Volume179
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-08-2008

Fingerprint

Foot
Sex Characteristics
Linear Models
Regression Analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

Cite this

Kanchan, T., Menezes, R. G., Moudgil, R., Kaur, R., Kotian, M. S., & Garg, R. K. (2008). Stature estimation from foot dimensions. Forensic Science International, 179(2-3), 241.e1-241.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.04.029
Kanchan, Tanuj ; Menezes, Ritesh G. ; Moudgil, Rohan ; Kaur, Ramneet ; Kotian, M. S. ; Garg, Rakesh K. / Stature estimation from foot dimensions. In: Forensic Science International. 2008 ; Vol. 179, No. 2-3. pp. 241.e1-241.e5.
@article{d8f9fb4e276b45038a91a6c2863e1cb2,
title = "Stature estimation from foot dimensions",
abstract = "Identification of an individual is the mainstay in forensic investigations. The dimensions of the foot have been used for the determination of sex, age, and stature of an individual. The present study examines the relationship between stature and foot dimensions among Gujjars, a North Indian endogamous group. Stature, foot length and foot breadth of 200 subjects comprising 100 males and 100 females were measured. Statistical analyses indicated that the bilateral variation was insignificant for all the measurements except foot breadth in males (p < 0.01). Sex differences were found to be highly significant for all the measurements (p < 0.01). Linear and multiple regression equations for stature estimation were calculated using the aforementioned variables and multiplication factors were computed. The correlation coefficients between stature and foot dimensions were found to be positive and statistically highly significant. The highest correlation coefficient between stature and foot length in males and foot breadth in females indicates that the foot length provides the highest reliability and accuracy in estimating stature of an unknown male and foot breadth in a female. Prediction of stature was found to be most accurate by multiple regression analysis.",
author = "Tanuj Kanchan and Menezes, {Ritesh G.} and Rohan Moudgil and Ramneet Kaur and Kotian, {M. S.} and Garg, {Rakesh K.}",
year = "2008",
month = "8",
day = "6",
doi = "10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.04.029",
language = "English",
volume = "179",
pages = "241.e1--241.e5",
journal = "Forensic Science International",
issn = "0379-0738",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd",
number = "2-3",

}

Kanchan, T, Menezes, RG, Moudgil, R, Kaur, R, Kotian, MS & Garg, RK 2008, 'Stature estimation from foot dimensions', Forensic Science International, vol. 179, no. 2-3, pp. 241.e1-241.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.04.029

Stature estimation from foot dimensions. / Kanchan, Tanuj; Menezes, Ritesh G.; Moudgil, Rohan; Kaur, Ramneet; Kotian, M. S.; Garg, Rakesh K.

In: Forensic Science International, Vol. 179, No. 2-3, 06.08.2008, p. 241.e1-241.e5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Stature estimation from foot dimensions

AU - Kanchan, Tanuj

AU - Menezes, Ritesh G.

AU - Moudgil, Rohan

AU - Kaur, Ramneet

AU - Kotian, M. S.

AU - Garg, Rakesh K.

PY - 2008/8/6

Y1 - 2008/8/6

N2 - Identification of an individual is the mainstay in forensic investigations. The dimensions of the foot have been used for the determination of sex, age, and stature of an individual. The present study examines the relationship between stature and foot dimensions among Gujjars, a North Indian endogamous group. Stature, foot length and foot breadth of 200 subjects comprising 100 males and 100 females were measured. Statistical analyses indicated that the bilateral variation was insignificant for all the measurements except foot breadth in males (p < 0.01). Sex differences were found to be highly significant for all the measurements (p < 0.01). Linear and multiple regression equations for stature estimation were calculated using the aforementioned variables and multiplication factors were computed. The correlation coefficients between stature and foot dimensions were found to be positive and statistically highly significant. The highest correlation coefficient between stature and foot length in males and foot breadth in females indicates that the foot length provides the highest reliability and accuracy in estimating stature of an unknown male and foot breadth in a female. Prediction of stature was found to be most accurate by multiple regression analysis.

AB - Identification of an individual is the mainstay in forensic investigations. The dimensions of the foot have been used for the determination of sex, age, and stature of an individual. The present study examines the relationship between stature and foot dimensions among Gujjars, a North Indian endogamous group. Stature, foot length and foot breadth of 200 subjects comprising 100 males and 100 females were measured. Statistical analyses indicated that the bilateral variation was insignificant for all the measurements except foot breadth in males (p < 0.01). Sex differences were found to be highly significant for all the measurements (p < 0.01). Linear and multiple regression equations for stature estimation were calculated using the aforementioned variables and multiplication factors were computed. The correlation coefficients between stature and foot dimensions were found to be positive and statistically highly significant. The highest correlation coefficient between stature and foot length in males and foot breadth in females indicates that the foot length provides the highest reliability and accuracy in estimating stature of an unknown male and foot breadth in a female. Prediction of stature was found to be most accurate by multiple regression analysis.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=47749094963&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=47749094963&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.04.029

DO - 10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.04.029

M3 - Article

C2 - 18603388

AN - SCOPUS:47749094963

VL - 179

SP - 241.e1-241.e5

JO - Forensic Science International

JF - Forensic Science International

SN - 0379-0738

IS - 2-3

ER -

Kanchan T, Menezes RG, Moudgil R, Kaur R, Kotian MS, Garg RK. Stature estimation from foot dimensions. Forensic Science International. 2008 Aug 6;179(2-3):241.e1-241.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.04.029