|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|103493||161383||2015||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• We measured stature, hand and foot measurements of 250 young Slovaks.
• The results revealed statistically significant sex differences and no bilateral asymmetry.
• Statistically significant correlation was found between stature and all measurements in both sexes.
• Hand and foot dimension can be used to estimate stature among Slovak for the purpose of forensic field.
Hand and foot dimensions used for stature estimation help to formulate a biological profile in the process of personal identification. Morphological variability of hands and feet shows the importance of generating population-specific equations to estimate stature. The stature, hand length, hand breadth, foot length and foot breadth of 250 young Slovak males and females, aged 18–24 years, were measured according to standard anthropometric procedures. The data were statistically analyzed using independent t-test for sex and bilateral differences. Pearson correlation coefficient was used for assessing relationship between stature and hand/foot parameters, and subsequently linear regression analysis was used to estimate stature. The results revealed significant sex differences in hand and foot dimensions as well as in stature (p < 0.05). There was a positive and statistically significant correlation between stature and all measurements in both sexes (p < 0.01). The highest correlation coefficient was found for foot length in males (r = 0.71) as well as in females (r = 0.63). Regression equations were computed separately for each sex. The accuracy of stature prediction ranged from ±4.6 to ±6.1 cm. The results of this study indicate that hand and foot dimension can be used to estimate stature for Slovak for the purpose of forensic field. The regression equations can be of use for stature estimation particularly in cases of dismembered bodies.
Journal: Legal Medicine - Volume 17, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages 92–97