2018, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part A
Odontometric and Skull anthropometric parameters for assessing stature in Nalgonda population: A cross-sectional study
AUTHOR(S): Harsha Bhayya, Avinash Tejasvi ML, Pooja M and Pavani Donempudi
Stature is the height of a person in the upright posture, is an important anthropometric parameter that can be used to determine physical identity as it is one of the distinct visible factors of an individual. Stature exhibits a proportional relationship with that of every part of human body such as head, face, extremities etc., which plays a vital role in forensic examination to calculate the stature from dismembered and mutilated body parts.
Aims and Objective:
To estimate the height of an individual based on odontometric and skull parameters. To investigate the relationship of the height of a person with the diameter and circumference of skull as well as with combined mesiodistal width of maxillary anterior teeth.
Materials and methods: In this study, 100 persons were evaluated. Mesiodistal widths of the permanent maxillary anterior teeth, diameter of skull, circumference of the skull and height were measured. Linear regression analysis was used for the known heights of the combined data and data for males and females against the odontometric and anthropometric variables.
Results: On linear regression analysis, the selected parameters were found to be statistically significant predictor of height. Highly significant correlation was observed between height and other parameters for combined data and data for males and females.
Conclusion: In present study based on linear regression analysis, various combinations have been tried for assessing the height. Hence mathematical formulas have been proposed for these parameters and combinations of various parameters for determination of height for nalgonda population.
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How to cite this article:
Harsha Bhayya, Avinash Tejasvi ML, Pooja M, Pavani Donempudi. Odontometric and Skull anthropometric parameters for assessing stature in Nalgonda population: A cross-sectional study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(1):33-36.