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Determination of Stature From Ulnar Length in Nepalese Population

Dr. Subodh Kumar Yadav, MS, Dr. Birendra Kumar Mandal, MD, Dr. Abhishek Karn, MD.

Abstract
Objective: This study was an attempt to formulate a linear regression equation for estimation of stature by measuring the ulnar length in living adult Nepalese population.
Method: The material consists of 600 subjects between 25-40 years of age in Biratnagar, Bharatpur and Bhairahawa, eastern, middle and mid-western region of Nepal respectively. The left and right ulnar length was measured from the tip of the olecranon process to the tip of the styloid process by a spreading caliper. The stature was measured in anatomical position while standing barefooted with standard height measuring instrument. The documented data was calculated by the standard statistical software.
Result: The parameters were tabulated and statistically analyzed. A fine correlation of stature with ulnar length was observed which was found to be statistically significant.
Conclusion: The length of ulna provides an accurate and reliable means in estimating the height of an individual and being almost a percutaneous bone its length can be measured easily. The regression formulae which were derived in this study will be useful for clinicians, human anatomists, archeologists, anthropologists and forensic experts.

Key words: forensic sciences, forensic anthropology, ulnar length, height, stature, Nepal


 
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Yadav, D. S. K., , Mandal, D. B. K., , Karn, D. A. & (2015) Determination of Stature From Ulnar Length in Nepalese Population. Eur J Forensic Sci, 2 (1), 5-8. doi:10.5455/ejfs.1323



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Yadav, Dr. Subodh Kumar, MS, Dr. Birendra Kumar Mandal, MD, Dr. Abhishek Karn, and MD. 2015. Determination of Stature From Ulnar Length in Nepalese Population. European Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2 (1), 5-8. doi:10.5455/ejfs.1323



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Yadav, Dr. Subodh Kumar, MS, Dr. Birendra Kumar Mandal, MD, Dr. Abhishek Karn, and MD. "Determination of Stature From Ulnar Length in Nepalese Population." European Journal of Forensic Sciences 2 (2015), 5-8. doi:10.5455/ejfs.1323



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Yadav, Dr. Subodh Kumar, MS, Dr. Birendra Kumar Mandal, MD, Dr. Abhishek Karn, and MD. "Determination of Stature From Ulnar Length in Nepalese Population." European Journal of Forensic Sciences 2.1 (2015), 5-8. Print. doi:10.5455/ejfs.1323



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Yadav, D. S. K., , Mandal, D. B. K., , Karn, D. A. & (2015) Determination of Stature From Ulnar Length in Nepalese Population. European Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2 (1), 5-8. doi:10.5455/ejfs.1323



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