Abstract
STATURE ESTIMATION FROM DIGIT RATIO(2D:4D): A STUDY FROM COASTAL REGION OF ANDHRA PRADESH IN INDIA

Gayathri M.*

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Estimation of height from different body parts has received great attention in anthropology and forensic science and this study was designed to investigate the ability of estimating stature from digit ratio (2D:4D). Materials and Methods: Our study includes 200 (96 males and 104 females) subject between ages of 18 to 25 years were recruited randomly excluding those with hand deformities from Coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh. second and fourth digit lengths were measured from the basal crease to the tips usinga Vernier calipermeasuring to 0.01cm minor reading. The 2D:4D digit ratio were then calculated for each subject on both hands. Descriptive statistics and ANOVA were used to analyze the data. Results: The regression equations have been drawn from the data collected. It has been observed that stature can be estimated from the digit ratio. Conclusion: In conclusion, our study has provided the first data from coastal region of Andhra Pradesh demonstrating stature estimation from digit ratio. This information is useful in forensic science and anthropology.

Keywords: Digit ratio; 2D:4D; stature estimation, Coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh.


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