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Table 4 Multiple regression equations to estimate the stature from handprint measurements (in mm)

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

Gender Equation R R2 SEE 95% confidence interval P value
Male S = 857.37 + 1.68 MHB − 1.34 F1DL + 6.46 SDL + 0.41 TDL − 2.40 F2DL + 0.16 F3DL 0.729 0.532 43.937 86.117 0.000*
S = 853.32 + 1.25 MHB − 1.33 F1DL + 5.73 SDL + 2.69 TDL − 4.41 F2DL + 0.89 F3DL 0.728 0.530 44.031 86.301 0.000*
Female S = 751.07 + 1.77 MHB − 1.31 F1DL − 3.67 SDL + 7.04 TDL − 0.46 F2DL + 1.79 F3DL 0.611 0.373 47.830 93.747 0.000*
S = 765.47 + 1.89 MHB − 1.07 F1DL − 3.75 SDL + 6.26 TDL + 1.07 F2DL + 0.68 F3DL 0.601 0.362 48.265 94.599 0.000*
Combined sex S = 460.55 + 3.77 MHB − 1.57 F1DL + 3.34 SDL + 4.10 TDL − 2.60 F2DL + 0.68 F3DL 0.819 0.671 51.166 100.285 0.000*
S = 449.75 + 3.85 MHB − 1.69 F1DL + 3.19 SDL + 4.83 TDL − 2.69 F2DL + 0.21 F3DL 0.815 0.664 51.770 101.469 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)