Estimation of Stature from Nasal Length

  • Ratindra Nath Shrestha Department of Anatomy, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Dinesh Banstola Department of Physiology, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Dipeshwara Nepal National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Prakash Baral Department of Anatomy, Gandaki Medical College, Kaski, Nepal
Keywords: estimation. stature, nasal height,

Abstract

Introduction: Estimation of stature for the purpose of identification has a significant forensic importance. This technique is based on a principle that bones or human body parts correlate positively with the stature. Stature can be estimated from measurements of various body parts such as arm, leg, feet, finger, facial height, nasal height etc. The aim of study was to correlate Stature of Nepalese with Nasal height and estimate Stature from Nasal height.
Methods: A cross-sectional study of 214 healthy adults comprising 110 males and 104 females in the age group of 25 to 35 years were carried out. Study was carried out in central Nepal where people from various parts of Nepal are migrated. Total body height and Nasal height were recorded with stadiometer and sliding caliper respectively.
Results: The mean of total body height in the male and female was 160.4 (±6.80) cm and 151.8 (±4.88) cm respectively. The mean of nasal height in the male and female was 4.6 (±0.31) cm and 4.3 (±0.29) cm respectively. This study observed that in both male and female nasal height had positive partial correlation with stature; r = 0.18 for male and 0.19 for female. Stature in nepali population could be calculated as: Stature=148.22+3.02x nasal height in male where as Stature=133.01+3.12x nasal height in female.
Conclusions: Both Nepali male and female nasal height had positive partial correlation with stature; r = 0.18 for male and 0.19 for female. Stature in Nepali population could be calculated as: Stature=148.22+3.02x nasal height in male where as Stature=133.01+3.12x nasal height in female.

Keywords: estimation; stature; nasal height. PubMed

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Published
2016-12-23
How to Cite
Shrestha, R., Banstola, D., Nepal, D., & Baral, P. (2016). Estimation of Stature from Nasal Length. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 55(204), 76-78. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.2859
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