41 Estimation of stature from length of middle finger among nepalese medical student of Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital Authors: B Katwal, P P Panta, R Pandit, N Shrestha Year: 2017, Volume: 3, Number: 1 Medpulse International Journal of Forensic Medicine 2019/Nov/07 (0 downloads) Abstract Background: Estimation of height from different body parts has received great attention in anthropology and forensic sciences. Moreover, determination of stature is an important parameter of personal identification of an individual. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the correlation between right middle finger length and stature of Nepalese population of Kathmandu in order to derive a formula for estimation of height for this population. Methodology: A total of 200 M.B.B.S students between 18-25 years of age were included in this study. Stature of each individual was measured using a stadiometer with head positioned in Frankfurt plane. The middle finger length was measured using a Vernier caliper from the proximal mid-point to the tip of right middle finger. A linear regression equation was derived for stature estimation from right middle finger length in both the sexes. Pearson coefficients were used to correlate the relationship between stature and MFL. Result: The mean stature of males was 170.02 cm and mean of middle finger length was 7.79 cm. Pearson correlation coefficient (0.422) obtained showed high significant correlation between right middle finger length and the height. The mean stature of females was 157.76 cm and mean of middle finger length was 7.43cm. Pearson correlation coefficient (0.442) obtained showed high significant correlation between middle finger length and the height. Conclusion: This study showed good correlation between middle finger length and stature among males and females. The obtained regression equations can be used for estimation of stature of this regional population. Keywords: Identification, stature, Right middle finger length, Nepal.