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Provedor de dados:  International Journal of Morphology
País:  Chile
Título:  Sex Determination from Occipital Condylar Measurements by Baudoin Index in Forensic Purposes
Autores:  Oliviera,Osvaldo Fortes de
Tinoco,Rachel Lima Ribeiro
Daruge Júnior,Eduardo
Araujo,Laís Gomes de
Silva,Ricardo Henrique Alves da
Paranhos,Luiz Renato
Data:  2013-12-01
Ano:  2013
Palavras-chave:  Forensic dentistry
Forensic anthropology
Sex determination analysis
Resumo:  In human identification for forensic purposes the sex is one of the most important and first features to be assessed in each case. Baudoin condylar index is a sex determination method based on measurements of length and width of the occipital condyle. The aim of this research was to apply the Baudoin condylar index for sex determination, and evaluate its reliability. The sample was composed of 100 Brazilian human skulls, 50 male and 50 female from São Gonçalo cemetery, City of Cuiabá, Brazil. The measurement values were statistically analyzed in order to compare the matching rate for each sex, each side, as well as the overall average. The results showed that the overall percentage of success in applying the Baudoin index was 44.83% to males, and 51.93% to females, amounting to 47.5% matching. The accuracy of the Baudoin index to sex determination was quite low for this Brazilian sample, the reason why this method should be disregarded as a criterion to sexing skulls in a forensic context.
Tipo:  Journal article
Idioma:  Inglês
Editor:  Sociedad Chilena de Anatomía
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  International Journal of Morphology v.31 n.4 2013

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