Stature estimation from bi-acromial and bi-iliocristal measurements

Karadayi B., Ozaslan A., Kolusayin M. O. , Kaya A.

ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE, vol.19, pp.171-176, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4323/rjlm.2011.171
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-176


Identification studies about stature estimation provide useful information in individual cases. Many studies put forward the relationship between height and some parts of the skeleton and the body parts in consideration. The classical measurements (foot, hand and long bones) for stature estimation have been already studied in different populations, whereas very few is available concerning Bi-acromial Breadth (BAB) and Bi-iliocristal Breadth (BICB). Anthropometrical measurements were performed by middle-income 337 volunteers; 216 males and 121 females. These measurements were studied by SPSS routines and linear regression formulas were defined for variables included in significant correlation related to stature. There was a statistically significancy (p<0.01) between stature and variables (BAB, BICB). Sex differences were found to be highly significant for all the measurements. In this research, best correlation was examined in males for BAB (r=0.42), but for BICB there was a very weak correlation in both males (r=0.21) and females (r=0.19). When both variables were studied, relation with stature in males reached to r=0.43. Even though variables' relations with stature were found weak, in cases of impaired integrity of corpses, regression formulas about stature estimation specific to Turkish population may provide useful information.