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Foot index: is it a tool for sex determination?
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PMID:  18423354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Identification of an individual is of paramount importance in forensic investigations. The dimensions of the foot can be used for the determination of sex and stature of an individual in forensic investigations. No systematic studies are available on the determination of sex from foot measurements of North Indians. Therefore, foot index is derived to determine the sex of an individual in a single community of North India. The foot index for both genders is derived by dividing the foot breadth by foot length and multiplying it by hundred. In the present investigation, the foot index is found to be slightly higher in females in the right foot and males in the left foot. The study suggests that although foot length and foot breadth show significant sex differences, sex determination cannot be made conclusively from the foot index.
Rohan Moudgil; Ramneet Kaur; Ritesh G Menezes; Tanuj Kanchan; Rakesh K Garg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1752-928X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-21     Completed Date:  2008-10-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Forensic Science, Punjabi University, Patiala 147 002, India.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Foot / anatomy & histology*
Forensic Anthropology / methods*
Middle Aged
Sex Determination by Skeleton / methods

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