Stature estimation based on hand length and foot length

Clin Anat. 2005 Nov;18(8):589-96. doi: 10.1002/ca.20146.


This study was carried out to estimate the relationship between hand length, foot length and stature using multiple linear regression analyses based on a sample of male and female adult Turks residing in Adana. Measurements of hand length, foot length and stature were taken from 155 adult Turks (80 male, 75 female) aged 17-23 years. The participants were students of the Medical Faculty of Cukurova University. A multiple linear regression model was fitted to the observed data. Stature was taken as the response or dependent variable, hand length and foot length were taken as explanatory variables or regressors. All possible (simple and multiple) linear regression models for each of males, females and both genders together were tested for the best model. The multiple linear regression model for both genders together was found to be the best model with the highest values for the coefficients of determination R2 = 0.861 and R2adjusted = 0.859, and multiple correlation coefficient R = 0.928.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anthropometry
  • Body Height*
  • Female
  • Foot / anatomy & histology*
  • Hand / anatomy & histology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Regression Analysis
  • Sex Characteristics
  • Turkey