Length of arm span has been proven to be one of the most reliable predictors for the estimate approach in determining body height. The objective of this research was to find the correlation between arm span length and body height, and to determine the formula for body height estimation. This is a cross-sectional observational analytic study design. It was conducted on 220 samples of Mongoloid Javanese females aged 18 to 23 years in Surabaya. We chose Javanese it is the biggest ethnic group in Indonesia, and we chose Surabaya because it is the second largest city in Indonesia. We measured length of arm span and body height and calculated the distribution. The data were normally distributed (p > 0.05). We used Pearson's correlation for determining the linear regression to obtain the formula for body height estimation (p < 0.05). There is a strong correlation between length of arm span and body height (r=0.759). The results of this study suggest that, among the Mongoloid Javanese, the average body height is 1535.68 mm, while the average length of arm span is 1545.86 mm. The formula for estimating body height based on the length of arm span is 597.717 + 0.607* length of arm span (in mm). We conclude that the length of arm span is reliable to estimate body height and can be applied in medico-legal cases.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- Arm span
- Body height
- Mongoloid Javanese