CORRELATION OF TOOTH HEIGHT WITH BODY HEIGHT: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 1194-1205
United Nations states that every freeborn has the right to be identified even after death.
Stature is defined as the height of an individual in the upright posture. Stature is taken
under consideration to be one of the “big four” of forensic anthropology. Stature is shown
to possess a specific and proportional relationship with many parts of the human body just
like the cranial and facial bones, long bones, trunk and foot bones.
The study was undertaken to foresee the likelihood of predicting the peak of an individual
using selected odontometric parameters as a forensic tool.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
The study sample consisted of 100 randomly selected subjects. The length of clinical crown
of maxillary central, lateral and canine teeth of both right and left quadrants were made
directly on the participant by means of a digital vernier caliper. Height (H) of patients was
measured with anthropometer.
Significant correlation was observed between height and crown length of maxillary
anterior teeth (p ˃ 0.01), but not a strong correlation (p ˃ 0.05).
The crown length of maxillary anterior teeth shows a correlation with the stature of an
individual but not a robust one.
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