TITLE

Estimation of Stature from Head Height in Hyderabad

AUTHOR(S)
Shaji, Mohammed Habeebuddin
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p112
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The present study is mainly meant at estimation of stature from Head Height in a cross section of population in Hyderabad city. The height of head was measured between vertex and tragion. Rod compass with head-height needle was used to measure head height. Height of the subject was measured with standard Anthropometer with subject in anatomical position. Measurements were taken at fixed time to avoid diurnal variation. The results obtained were analysed and attempt was made to derive a formula between head height and total height of an individual. The study shows that there is a definite correlation between head height and height of an individual. In spite of the racial and ethnical variation, this formula may be applicable to other regions and races, more or less effectively. Looking at the scarcity of work done, between head height and height, attempt by workers will be more useful in anthropometry and in forensic medicine.
ACCESSION #
92001446

 

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