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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-15

Compared growth patterns of the foot and its correlation with stature in Western Uttar Pradesh and NCR Delhi children aged between 6 and 10 years


1 Department of Anatomy, Santosh Medical College, Santosh Deemed to be University, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Santosh Dental College, Santosh Deemed to be University, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. V Chakradhar
Department of Anatomy, Santosh Medical College, Santosh Deemed to be University, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JASI.JASI_35_19

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Introduction: The present study is based on the measurement of foot length and width which is correlated with the stature of 250 Western Uttar Pradesh and NCR Delhi children between 6 and 10 years of age. The measurements of the feet were taken on a flatbed scanner, and the image was captured and analyzed on a computer using Photoshop software. Material and Methods: The present study was conducted on 250 Western UP and NCR Delhi children who belong to different parts of Western UP and NCR Delhi. The stature of the person was measured from vertex to the floor while the individual was standing in an anatomical position. Obtained data were analyzed, and an attempt was made to find the correlation and to derive the linear regression formulae between stature and foot measurement. A good correlation was observed between stature and foot measurements. Results: Foot length of both right and left feet had a stronger correlation to stature with a value of 0.736, and the significance level was 0.01. Foot width of the right foot had a good correlation to stature with a value of 0.591, and the significance level was 0.01. Foot width of the left feet also had a good correlation to stature with a value of 0.588, and the significance level was 0.01. Discussion and Conclusion: Stature is an important parameter in determining the partial identity of unidentified bodies and dismembered remains. Determination and monitoring of growth rate may be possible with the correlation of foot length and stature. Results obtained would be useful for anthropologists and forensic medicine experts.


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