Gender specific correlation among fingerprint patterns and blood group in Pakistani population

Tariq Javed, Sana Riaz, Muhammad Adil, Muhammad Sohail Anjum, Ghulam Mustafa



Finger print patterns are extensively used for the study of individualityas most legitimate evidence against criminals. Due to the massive potential of fingerprints as a definite method of identification they can be useful to analyze their correlation with gender.  In present study, total 166 Pakistani subjects with (70.83%) of males and (29.1%) of females were selected for this study. Whorls were the most frequent fingerprint pattern (48.21%), while arches were the least common (10.11%). There high frequency of whorls (35.4%) and females have higher incidence of loops (14.2%). The ridge density can also predict the gender as the female had higher ridge density (13±1) than males (12±1). Whorls were predominant in blood group O, A, B and AB in both Rh negative and Rh positive individuals.


Blood group, Finger print, Gender, Arches, whorls

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