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Aims: To Study the effect of Socioeconomic status (SES) of foot length, palm length and mid finger length on School going Children (Age:-8-10 years) in Mumbai city.
Study Design: A survey research design was adopted for measurement and data collection. Foot length was analysed by Standardized measuring tape, Palm length and mid-finger length was analyzed by Calliper, Height (cm) was analysed by stadiometer. The unit of measurement used was centimetre (cm).
SES was coded according to Kuppuswamy scale .
Place and Duration of Study: The time span required to carry out study was from November to March 2018-2019 in Mumbai city.
Methodology: Total 319 subjects (male & female) participated ranging from public to private schools in Mumbai city, (Maharashtra, India). Kuppuswamy scale (2018) was used to analyse the SES of the subjects. SPSS software version 20 was used for data analysis.
Results: A positive striking correlation was observed between height and different socio economic status at p <0.05 (.001). Maximum height was found among upper class (129.58±6.88), further the lowest mean value of height (124.00 ± 6.34) was noted among the upper lower class. However, foot length and mid-finger length showed highly significant difference statistically at p <0.05 (.000). Although the maximum foot length was found among upper lower class (3.0287± 0.33), further the lowest mean value of foot length (1.0599 ± 0.40), was noted among the lower class and also, higher treatment value (6.195± 0.60) for mid-finger length was found amongst the upper middle class and lower treatment value amongst lower class (5.700 ± 0.34). Moreover, a significant correlation was observed between palm length and Socio-economic status at p <0.05 (.019). Also, the highest statistical association of the palm length to the Socio-economic status of the samples (9.412±3.72) was observed among Upper lower class subjects, Whereas lowest level of palm length was depicted in lower class (7.757 ± 0.82) category.
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