Height prediction from ulnar length in Chabahar: a City in South-East of Iran
M. B. Haghighi, S. Navid, G. Hassanzadeh,
Abstract: Introduction. Height estimation from the remaining skeleton has a great importance for personal identification
in forensic medicine and anthropometric studies. This study emphasized the height estimation from ulnar length in Chabahar
Objective. One of the most important items in individual identification is estimation of the height from the size of various
parts of the body. The aim of this study was to formulate a linear regression equation for the estimation of the stature of the person
from the length of ulna in Chabahar, a city in the southeast of Iran,aged between 20 and 50 from the length of their ulnar bone.
Materials and methods. This study was performed in Chabahar on 200 (100 males and 100 females) right-handed
individuals ;aged between 20 and 50 years from March to July 2015. The height was measured from the vertex to the heel and the
length of the ulna as a percutaneous bone was measured from the apex of the styloid process to the olecranon process of the left
hand. The facts were analyzed by SPSS software. The prediction of a considerable relation among the variables was determined by
the Pearson’s Correlation coefficient.
Result. After analyzing the data statistically, it was revealed that there is a significant relation between the height and
ulna length (p < 0.05). The correlation coefficient for the left ulna was found to be 0.59 in males and 0.57 in females. Supportive
regression equations and scatter- plot diagrams could successfully interpret the height from the ulnar length in the study
Conclusion. The ulna as a precutaneus bone is able to be used for the prediction of the height. The ulna length offered
precise and reliable method in predicting the height of an individual. Keywords: ulna, stature, height, personal identification.