Stature estimation from facial measurements in medical students of Tehran university of Medical Sciences: an Iranian population

  • Fatemeh Navaei Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Neda Ghaffari Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Sina Mojaverrostami Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Masoumeh Dodongeh Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mostafa Nemati Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Gholamreza Hassanzadeh Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Objectives Stature (S ) estimation is one of the most important methods for identification of individual in forensic medicine. Different kindsof methods are available for estimation of S from different parts of the body.Methods The present study aimed to estimate S from three facial measurements including facial breadth (FB), total face height (TFH) andupper facial height (UFH) of 200 healthy students (100 males and 100 females) aged 20–25 years, studying at Tehran University of MedicalSciences. The correlation between stature and facial anthropometric measurements was investigated and equations for stature predictionwere demonstrated by using linear regression analysis.Results The mean stature, FB, TFH and UFH in males were higher than females. As well, there were significant correlations between statureand FB, TFH and UFH in all subjects, males and females. Additionally, we could formulate the stature from FB, TFH and UFH by using linearregression equation.Conclusion According to the results, the formulas were calculated for predicting stature from facial measurements. So in forensic and archeology investigations, if the available remains are skulls, to predict the stature we can use the obtained formulas from Iranian population.
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2018-09-15
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NAVAEI, Fatemeh et al. Stature estimation from facial measurements in medical students of Tehran university of Medical Sciences: an Iranian population. Iraq Medical Journal, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, p. 68-71, sep. 2018. ISSN 2521-8492. Available at: <http://www.jocms.org/index.php/imj/article/view/441>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2018.
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