Estimation of stature by using lower limb dimensions in the Malaysian population

Faridah Mohd. Nor, Nurliza Abdullah, Al Mizan Mustapa, Leong Qi Wen, Nurulina Aimi Faisal, Dayang Anis Asyikin Ahmad Nazari

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Abstract

Estimation of stature is an important step in developing a biological profile for human identification. It may provide a valuable indicator for an unknown individual in a population. The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between stature and lower limb dimensions in the Malaysian population. The sample comprised 100 corpses, which included 69 males and 31 females between the age range of 20-90 years old. The parameters measured were stature, thigh length, lower leg length, leg length, foot length, foot height and foot breadth. Results showed that the mean values in males were significantly higher than those in females (p < 0.05). There were significant correlations between lower limb dimensions and stature. Cross-validation of the equation on 100 individuals showed close approximation between known stature and estimated stature. It was concluded that lower limb dimensions were useful for estimation of stature, which should be validated in future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)947-952
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume20
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Foot height
  • Forensic anthropology population data
  • Lower leg length
  • Malaysian
  • Stature
  • Thigh

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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Estimation of stature by using lower limb dimensions in the Malaysian population. / Mohd. Nor, Faridah; Abdullah, Nurliza; Mustapa, Al Mizan; Qi Wen, Leong; Faisal, Nurulina Aimi; Ahmad Nazari, Dayang Anis Asyikin.

In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Vol. 20, No. 8, 2013, p. 947-952.

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Mohd. Nor, Faridah ; Abdullah, Nurliza ; Mustapa, Al Mizan ; Qi Wen, Leong ; Faisal, Nurulina Aimi ; Ahmad Nazari, Dayang Anis Asyikin. / Estimation of stature by using lower limb dimensions in the Malaysian population. In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 20, No. 8. pp. 947-952.
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