Correlation of Height with head circumference and length in Female population of Upper Punjab.


  • Fozia Bibi CKMC Kharian Cantt.
  • Mashooque Ali AMC Rawalpindi.
  • Muzaffar Munir RHC Mirhan, Layyah.
  • Shaiqa Ramzan CPMC, Lahore.
  • Muhammad Saad Abdullah CKMC, Kharian Cantt.
  • Salman Khan CMH, Abbotabad.



Correlation, Females, Head Circumference, Head Length, Height, Measurement


Objective: To determine the relationship between head length, head circumference, and height in females of upper Punjab because cranial measurements are a more accurate and dependable way of estimating stature. Study Design: Descriptive Cross-sectional. Setting: Upper Punjab CMH Kharian Medical College. Period: May 2022 to May 2023. Material & Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional research involved n=382 females in upper Punjab who were between the ages of 20 and 25. A distributing calliper and a non-elastic tape were used to measure the head's length and circumference, respectively. A common height measuring tool was used to measure height. The female's height and head circumference were both measured in centimetres. The collected data were analysed to determine the relationship between head circumference and height as well as head length and height. For the statistical information, Pearson's correlation coefficient was used, and data were analysed. Results: Head length and height were shown to be significantly positively correlated (r=0.518, p<0.001). Height and head circumference were shown to have a substantial positive connection (r=0.344). Conclusion: In the current research, it was found that in females from upper Punjab, there had been a substantial positive association between height and head length, showing that head length is a trustworthy predictor in estimating height. Additionally, there was a significant positive relationship between females' head circumference and height.

Author Biographies

Fozia Bibi, CKMC Kharian Cantt.

MBBS, M.Phil, CHPE, Senior Demonstrator Forensic Medicine, 

Mashooque Ali, AMC Rawalpindi.

MBBS, PCAM, DMJ, Associate Professor Forensic Medicine, 

Muzaffar Munir, RHC Mirhan, Layyah.

MBBS, M.Phil, Medical Officer Forensic Medicine, 

Shaiqa Ramzan, CPMC, Lahore.

MBBS, M.Phil, Senior Demonstrator, Forensic Medicine, 

Muhammad Saad Abdullah, CKMC, Kharian Cantt.

MBBS, M.Phil, CHPE, Associate Professor Anatomy, 

Salman Khan, CMH, Abbotabad.

MBBS, General Duty Medical Officer,