Journal of the Anatomical Society of India

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 285--289

Body-height predictions with lower extremity length in the mentawai ethnic group


Rika Susanti, Taufik Hidayat, Citra Manela 
 Department of Forensic Medicine of Andalas University, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rika Susanti
Faculty of Medicine, University of Andalas, Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan No. 94, P.O. Box 49-25127, Padang
Indonesia

Introduction: This study was aimed to determine the correlation between body-height with lower extremity length and to predict the formula for body-height prediction of the Mentawai ethnic group. Material and Methods: The research was conducted at several places on Sipora Island with a sample size of 201 persons and analyzed through a Spearman correlation test as well as simple and multiple linear regression analyses. Results: The simple linear equation for male upper leg was Y = 130.291 + 0.674 upper leg length (±7.496), female Y = 129.484 + 0.489 upper leg length (±4.522) and for male Lower leg was Y = 130.488 + 0.934 lower leg length (±4.520), female Y = 129.423 + 0.681 lower leg length (±3.590). The multiple linear regression equation for males was Y = 114.193 + 0.437 upper leg + 0.81 lower leg (±6.615) and for females was Y = 117.150 + 0.357 upper leg + 0.572 lower leg (±4.773). Discussion and Conclusion: The Mentawai ethnic adult aged male body height, upper leg length, and lower leg length were greater than in females. As well, there was a significant correlation between body height with upper leg length and lower leg length.The obtained regression equotions can be used in the future to predict Mentawai ethnic adult-aged male and female body-heigth.


How to cite this article:
Susanti R, Hidayat T, Manela C. Body-height predictions with lower extremity length in the mentawai ethnic group.J Anat Soc India 2019;68:285-289


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Susanti R, Hidayat T, Manela C. Body-height predictions with lower extremity length in the mentawai ethnic group. J Anat Soc India [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Oct 26 ];68:285-289
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