Blind Test of Mandibular Morphology with Sex Indicator in Subadult Mandibles

Blind Test of Mandibular Morphology with Sex Indicator in Subadult Mandibles

Alternative title Test Ciego de la Morfología Mandibular como Indicador de Sexo en Mandíbulas de Subadultos
Author Galdames, Ivan Claudio Suazo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Matamala, Daniela Zavando Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Smith, Ricardo Luiz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Univ Talca
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Loth & Henneberg (2001) indicated that it was possible determine the sex with a high degree of accuracy (81%) in mandibles of children by observing the shape of the mandibular body. The purpose of this study was to evaluate in mandibles of Brazilians subadults the proposed method consistency; were used mandibles of 33 Brazilian children between 0 and 1 year of age, known sex, belonging to the collection of skulls of the Federal University Sao Paulo (UNIFESP). We performed a blind test in two sessions by one observer based on the parameters described by Loth & Henneberg. The results show between 57.5 and 60.5% of accuracy, being the most sensitive test for determining male (70%) than for females (38-46%). The results presented are lower than those reported by Loth & Henneberg and justify the need to assess the diagnostic methods of sex in subadults in specific populations.
Keywords Sexual dimorphism
Determination of sex
Subadults
Mandible
Language English
Date 2008-12-01
Published in International Journal Of Morphology. Temuco: Soc Chilena Anatomia, v. 26, n. 4, p. 845-848, 2008.
ISSN 0717-9502 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Soc Chilena Anatomia
Extent 845-848
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022008000400011
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000266072600011
SciELO ID S0717-95022008000400011 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/44061

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