Estimation of stature from upper limb anthropometry in Iranian population.

Research paper by Mitra M Akhlaghi, Marzieh M Hajibeygi, Nasim N Zamani, Behzad B Moradi

Indexed on: 13 Jun '12Published on: 13 Jun '12Published in: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine


Personal identification is an essential issue when mutilated and amputated limbs or parts of the body are found in mass disasters. Estimation of the stature from the size of different parts of the body is one of the most important items in personal identification. The aim of this study was to estimate the stature from upper limb anthropometry.Height, left upper limb, left arm, left forearm, length and breadth of the left hand, and length of the left second to fifth fingers were measured on 100 right-handed Iranian medical students aged between 21 and 26 years from February to may 2010.After analyzing the datas, it was shown that there is a meaningful relation between the stature and upper limb dimensions (p < 0.05), [correlation coefficients ranged from 0.310 to 0.696 in males and 0.299 to 0.735 in females].The regression formula derived in this study can be used for forensic pathologists and Anthropologists.