Correlation of Human Height with Hand Dimensions: A Study among Medical students

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2022.v34i03.018

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2022-09-30

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https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2022.v34i03.018

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Hand Dimension, Hand Length, Hand Width, Human Height, Linear Regression

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  • Revanth A Kumar ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Alwar, Rajasthan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6980-4088
  • Pratishtha Potdar Noida International Institute of Medical Sciences, NIU, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
  • Ranjana Singh Noida International Institute of Medical Sciences, NIU, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8396-7553
  • Kamlesh Kumar Shukla Noida International Institute of Medical Sciences, NIU, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5064-5569
  • Yogesh Yadav Noida International Institute of Medical Sciences, NIU, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8561-3599

Abstract

Background: Anthropometry is widely used for Identification of an individual. Height is one of the most important parameters of anthropometry. It is strongly correlated with the individual’s hand dimensions and if either of the measurements are known, the other can be calculated. Aim and Objective: To know correlation between the hand dimensions and Height of an individual and to apply the regression line of height on hand dimension of the person. Methods and Material: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the medical students. Anthropometric indices were recorded after obtaining written consent and institutional approval using standard equipments. Linear regression and Pearson coefficient were calculated to study the correlation and arrive at the equation to calculate Height from Hand length. Results: Age of the study participants who consented for study (150) ranged between 18-24 years.  Mean height was 165.91 cm. Mean right hand length was 17.71 cm and 17.69 cm on left hand. Mean hand width was 7.79 cm on right side and 7.56 cm on left side. A statistically significant positive correlation was observed between height and the hand dimensions. Conclusions: There was a statistically significant positive correlation between hand dimensions and height. Forensic investigation, body identification and triage can be facilitated through calculating Height from hand dimensions when only mutilated body remains are received during disasters.

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Kumar RA, Potdar P, Singh R, Shukla KK, Yadav Y. Correlation of Human Height with Hand Dimensions: A Study among Medical students: https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2022.v34i03.018. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 30 [cited 2022 Sep. 30];34(3):418-21. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2371

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Kamlesh Kumar Shukla, Noida International Institute of Medical Sciences, NIU, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

Statistician, Department of Community Medicine

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