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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2012; 3(3): 43-46


Correlation and Regression Analysis of Stature In Relation To Head Length in Children

Dr. Parth M. Pandya*, Dr. Suresh P. Rathod,**, Dr. Shamin V. Patel***, Dr.Shailesh M.Patel#, Dr.Ankur Z. Zalawadiya##, Dr. Sapana B.Shah*, Dr. Jignesh D. Vadgama*, Dr.Mitesh A. Shah$.

Abstract
Background & objective: Present study was carried out to find correlation and to derive a regression formula between head length and body height in Gujarat region. This is useful in anthropology, anatomy and forensic medicine. The material consists of 500 students from Gujarat. Methods: The age of subject was in the range of 8 to 18 years.The length of head was measured between two craniometric points, glabella and opisthocranion. Spreading caliper was used to measure head length. Height of the subject was measured with standard Height measuring instrument subject in anatomical position. Measurements were taken at fixed time to avoid diurnal variation. Results: The result obtained was analyzed and attempt was made to derive a formula between head length and total height of an individual. The result shows that there is a Moderate correlation between head length and height of an individual. Interpretation & conclusion: In present study the correlation co-efficient between height and head length is +0.30 Which is moderately significant and p value

Key words: Andhra Anthropometry, Correlation, Head length, Total height, Glebella, Opisthocranion



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