Stature and sex estimate using foot and shoe dimensions


Ozden H., Balci Y., Demirustu C. , Turgut A., Ertugrul M.

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, cilt.147, ss.181-184, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 147
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2004.09.072
  • Dergi Adı: FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.181-184

Özet

The aim of the study was to develop a formula to estimate the stature and sex of an individual using foot and shoe dimensions. To this aim the stature, right and left shoe sizes, and maximum and minimum feet length and width measurements of a target group of 569 individuals were taken. The group was composed of 294 males and 275 females. The highest correlation coefficient was found in length measurements. A notable difference between males and females existed with regard to both right and left foot and shoe length and width averages and shoe sizes (p < 0.001). Among the group. a Significant correlation was found in regard to stature and right shoe length (r = 0.591, p < 0.001), with the correlation between stature and right foot length and stature and right shoe length being 0.579 (p < 0.001); as for the female group, there was a significant correlation beween stature and right foot length and stature and right shoe length (r = 0.460, p < 0.001). Thus the regression formula obtained are as follows: for the right side: sex = 69.169 + 0.173 (maximum foot length) - 0.368 (maximum foot width) - 0.820 (shoe length) + 0.224 (shoe width) - 1.280 (shoe number). For the left side: sex = 69.551 + 0.276 (maximum foot length) - 0.504 0.504 (maximum foot width) - 0.739 (shoe length) + 0.344 (shoe width) - 1.360 (shoe number). In application of the formula, if sex is lower than 0.50, the shoe belongs to a male, if higher, then to female. The formula which was obtained in regression analysis in order to estimate the stature when the measurements of shoe and foot were known.