Author(s): Jyoti Umarji*, Uma B Gopal
Pramana Shareera is physical Anthropometry as described in Ayurveda used for physical measurement for assessing height, length, weight, age, race and nationality. The anthropometric measurement of various parts of the body is usually proportional to the height of an individual. The disproportion in physical measurement of various parts with respect to height of an individual is not desirable. Any changes in body dimension influence the overall health and wellbeing of individuals and population. The purpose of this study is to analyze anthropometric relationship between length of the Greeva (Neck) and Height of the individuals. An Observational survey carried out in 400 apparently healthy individuals of age group 25-40 years, irrespective of gender, religion and socioeconomic status was selected randomly from Suburban area of Hassan. Informed consent from volunteers was taken and measurement was recorded by fixing the anatomical points as standard. A positive correlation between Greeva Pramana and Height of an individual was observed and it was statistically significant (P-Value is < 0.005). A moderate correlation was found between Greeva Pramana and height of the individuals. In men, overall body height and neck length were found higher when compared to that of women. In addition, it was possible to formulate Regression equations for height estimation by using Greeva Pramana. The Greeva Pramana provides an accurate and reliable means in estimating height of an individual. The regression formulae proposed in this study will be useful for clinicians, anatomists, anthropologists and forensic scientists.