Stature Estimation in Human

Stature Estimation in Human

Stature Estimation in Human Quiz Crafted By-

Manish Sharma

Scientific Officer

Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi

Introduction toStature Estimation in Human 

Stature estimation is obtained from measurements of long bones; namely the humerus, femur, and tibia.  If these bones are unavailable, the ulna, radius, and fibula can also provide a good range for the expected height of an individual.  As many elements as possible should be used in a regression equation to estimate stature.   Incomplete fragments can be used to estimate height, by first estimating the complete length of bone from a regression equation before applying the original formula to estimate stature.  Read more below about regression formulas.

Since stature is variable among population and sex, there are different regression formulas for different populations. Therefore, determining which regression formula to use is an important aspect of stature estimation. It is necessary to know the population from which an individual is from and the individual’s sex when selecting a formula. Age may also be an important data point since the spinal column compresses with age, reducing the person’s expected height.

Let's look at the questions and their answer. 

Ques 1. The following formulae is used for the determination of stature

a)  Gustafson’s

b)  Kastle Meyer’s

c)  Karl Pearson’s

d)  Harrison Gilroy

Answer-c) Karl Pearson’s

Ques 2. Which of the following bones assist in the determination of stature?

a)  Tibia                                                      

b)  Mandible

c)  Calcaneum                                                

d)  Maxilla

Answer- a) Tibia 

Ques 3. Longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton extends from the pelvis to the knee

a)  Femur                                                     

b)  Suture

c)  Fibula

d)  Ilium                                                        

Answer- a) Femur

Ques 4. Multiplication factor for the stature from femur is:

a)  3.6                                                     

b)  5.8

c)  4.4                                                        

d)  7.4

Answer- a) 3.6

Ques 5. Anthropometry is an identification system which is known as

a)  Poroscopy                                                      

b)  Edgeoscopy

c)  Bertillonage                                                     

d)  Ridgeology

Answer- c) Bertillonage  

Ques 6. Stature of an individual is approximately how much times of the foot length of a person

a)  6.3                                                      

b)  5.9

c)  8.2                                                        

d)  6.5

Answer- d) 6.5

Ques 7. Which bones are used for regression formulae to estimate stature

a)  Hand bones                                                      

b)  Fragmentary Limb bones

c)  Suture                                                

d)  All of the above

Answer- b) Fragmentary Limb bones

Ques 8._____can be determined by measuring specific long bones and calculating from known equations

a)  Race                                                     

b)  Height

c)  Age                                                        

d)  Gender

Answer- b) Height

Ques 9. Which bone is most commonly used to determine the height of the deceased?

a)  Sternum                                                      

b)  Femur

c)  Clavicle                                                      

d)  Humerus

Answer- b) Femur

Ques 10. The estimation of stature done by

a)  Upper Limb                                                      

b)  Lower Limbs

c)  Ribs                                                     

d)  Both a and b

Answer- b) Lower Limbs

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