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Table 3 Linear regression equations to estimate the stature from handprint measurements (in mm)

From: Stature estimation from handprint measurements: an application to the medicolegal investigation

Sex Parameter Side Equation R R2 SSE 95% prediction interval P value
Male MHB Right S = 1172.619 + 4.713 MHB 0.490 0.240 54.544 106.906 0.000*
Left S = 1187.089 + 4.608 MHB 0.480 0.231 54.866 107.537 0.000*
F1DL Right S = 1195.433 + 4.060 F1DL 0.481 0.231 54.860 107.526 0.000*
Left S = 1209.595 + 3.967 F1DL 0.472 0.223 55.138 108.070 0.000*
SDL Right S = 849.763 + 4.802 SDL 0.709 0.502 44.141 86.516 0.000*
Left S = 854.196 + 4.788 SDL 0.703 0.494 44.521 87.261 0.000*
TDL Right S = 880.913 + 4.368 TDL 0.649 0.421 47.586 93.269 0.000*
Left S = 876.747 + 4.406 TDL 0.655 0.429 47.249 92.608 0.000*
F2DL Right S = 963.814 + 4.144 F3DL 0.596 0.356 50.213 98.417 0.000*
Left S = 990.089 + 4.007 F2DL 0.586 0.344 50.674 99.321 0.000*
F3DL Right S = 1070.195 + 4.110 F3DL 0.557 0.311 51.939 101.800 0.000*
Left S = 1083.433 + 4.036 F3DL 0.550 0.303 52.241 102.392 0.000*
Female MHB Right S = 1093.306 + 4.817 MHB 0.336 0.113 55.436 108.655 0.001*
Left S = 1101.291 + 4.743 MHB 0.333 0.111 55.495 108.770 0.001*
F1DL Right S = 1275.590 + 2.693 F1DL 0.340 0.116 55.337 108.461 0.001*
Left S = 1255.961 + 2.714 F1DL 0.346 0.120 55.210 108.212 0.000*
SDL Right S = 925.658 + 3.916 SDL 0.446 0.199 52.688 103.268 0.000*
Left S = 948.659 + 3.781 SDL 0.439 0.193 52.871 103.627 0.000*
TDL Right S = 811.028 + 4.365 TDL 0.552 0.305 49.074 96.185 0.000*
Left S = 824.346 + 4.293 TDL 0.548 0.300 49.237 96.505 0.000*
F2DL Right S = 909.671 + 4.023 F2DL 0.537 0.289 49.628 97.271 0.000*
Left S = 909.628 + 4.038 F2DL 0.540 0.291 49.548 97.114 0.000*
F3DL Right S = 937.337 + 4.496 F3DL 0.542 0.293 49.472 96.965 0.000*
Left S = 956.2276 + 4.364 F3DL 0.517 0.268 50.360 98.706 0.000*
Combined sex MHB Right S = 805.626 + 7.897 MHB 0.741 0.549 59.178 115.989 0.000*
Left S = 801.406 + 7.968 MHB 0.732 0.536 60.017 117.633 0.000*
F1DL Right S = 887.060 + 6.260 F1DL 0.599 0.359 70.548 138.274 0.000*
Left S = 902.111 + 6.158 F1DL 0.587 0.344 71.360 139.866 0.000*
SDL Right S = 494.209 + 6.694 SDL 0.767 0.589 56.490 110.720 0.000*
Left S = 502.096 + 6.660 SDL 0.760 0.578 57.247 112.204 0.000*
TDL Right S = 477.699 + 6.418 TDL 0.777 0.603 55.520 108.819 0.000*
Left S = 475. 834 + 6.444 TDL 0.771 0.595 56.088 109.932 0.000*
F2DL Right S = 569.707 + 6.249 F2DL 0.754 0.569 57.860 113.406 0.000*
Left S = 578.503 + 6.209 F2DL 0.744 0.554 58.841 115.328 0.000*
F3DL Right S = 657.345 + 6.671 F3DL 0.742 0.551 59.088 115.812 0.000*
Left S = 662.986 + 6.646 F3DL 0.729 0.531 60.343 118.272 0.000*
  1. S stature, MHB maximum handprint breadth, F1DL 1st digit length, SDL 2nd digit length, TDL 3rd digit length, F2DL 4th digit length, F3DL 5th digit length
  2. *Significant (p < 0.001)