THE ESTIMATION OF DIFFERENT BODY DIMENSIONS FROM STATURE IN BANGLADESHI MALE POPULATION
Author: Md. Asadujjaman, Md Mashum Billal, Md. Rasel Sarkar, Md. Golam Rabbani
Abstract: The prime concern of forensic anthropometry is to identify the individuals by analyzing the disintegrated human body parts. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between different human body measurements, and to estimate different body dimensions from stature. The study was carried out on 348 male volunteer participants; aged 19 to 25 years. Fourteen anthropometric parameters had been measured to conduct this study. After analyzing the data, it was found that there was a meaningful relation between the stature and other body dimensions (p< 0.001). Correlation coefficient (r) values of anthropometric data with stature were ranged from +0.22 to +0.83. The standard errors of estimation (SSE) values were varied from ±0.310 cm to ±3.899 cm. Regression equations derived in this paper can be used to estimate various body parts from stature for Bangladeshi male population. Finally, this study concluded that stature is a useful tool to estimate different human body dimensions. Consequently, this is such a novel study for the forensic department to identify persons in case of murders, accidents, natural disasters or war casualties.
Keywords: Forensic anthropometry, Body dimensions estimation, Stature