Stature estimation from the length of the sternum in South Indian males: A preliminary study

Ritesh G. Menezes, Tanuj Kanchan, G. Pradeep Kumar, P. P.Jagadish Rao, Stany W. Lobo, Selma Uysal, Kewal Krishan, Sneha G. Kalthur, K. R. Nagesh, Sunder Shettigar

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Abstract

Estimation of stature is one of the important initial steps during forensic analysis of human skeletal remains. The aim of the present study was to derive a linear regression formula for estimating stature of adult South Indian males from the length of the sternum. The study included 35 male sternums of South Indian origin dissected from cadavers during medico-legal autopsies. The linear regression equation [Stature = 117.784 + (3.429 × Sternal length)] was derived to estimate the stature from the length of the sternum. The correlation coefficient was 0.638. The standard error of the estimate was 5.64 cm. This preliminary study concludes that the length of the sternum can be used as a tool for stature estimation in adult South Indian males.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-443
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume16
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-2009

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Menezes, Ritesh G. ; Kanchan, Tanuj ; Kumar, G. Pradeep ; Rao, P. P.Jagadish ; Lobo, Stany W. ; Uysal, Selma ; Krishan, Kewal ; Kalthur, Sneha G. ; Nagesh, K. R. ; Shettigar, Sunder. / Stature estimation from the length of the sternum in South Indian males : A preliminary study. In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 8. pp. 441-443.
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Stature estimation from the length of the sternum in South Indian males : A preliminary study. / Menezes, Ritesh G.; Kanchan, Tanuj; Kumar, G. Pradeep; Rao, P. P.Jagadish; Lobo, Stany W.; Uysal, Selma; Krishan, Kewal; Kalthur, Sneha G.; Nagesh, K. R.; Shettigar, Sunder.

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