2D:4D ratio of Bengali Hindu Adolescents of Bally, Howrah, West Bengal, India

Published: 24 June 2021| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/v396kvjf6y.3


This dataset contains data concerning digit ratio (2D:4D) of Bengali Hindu Adolescents (Aged between 10 and 17 years) of Bally, Howrah, West Bengal, India. R2D =Length of right hand second digit. R4D =Length of right hand fourth digit. L2D =Length of left hand second digit. L4D = Length of left hand fourth digit. Digit ratio was obtained by dividing the length of second digit by the length of fourth digit. R-L indicates the length of Right - Left fingers (Bilateral asymmetry). All Individuals were healthy, without any burn or injury in the palm, and were unrelated to each other. Informed consent was taken prior to data collection from both the individuals as well as their parents. Observational error while collecting data was statistically insignificant (p>0.05). Data was collected in the month of July 2019 from school going children. Data is fully anonymized.



Indira Gandhi National Open University


Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Biological Anthropology