Credibility of Pubic Length, Ischium Length and Ischio-pubic Index in Identification of Gender

Shreekrishna, H. K.; Kuppast, Nagesh; Vinoth; Mugadlimath, Anand; Nuchhi, Udaykumar C.
July 2012
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p115
Academic Journal
Identification of the sex from the skeletal remains is the prime work of forensic experts. The present study is carried out to determine the sex of the hip bone from ischium length, pubic length and Ischio-Pubic Index. One hundred adult human hip bones of known sex (50 male and 50 female) available in the Department of Anatomy and Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, M.R. Medical College & K.B.N. Institute of Medical Sciences, Gulbarga are used for the present study. Among all the three variables statistically analyzed, the most reliable parameter, is ischio-pubic index, 86% of male hip bones and 82% female hip bones, i.e., overall 84% of hip bones can be sorted out by this parameter alone. This parameter is found to be statistically significant. With respect to the length of Ischium, the percentage of hip bones identified by demarking point alone is 16% of male and 38% of female. This parameter also found to be statistically significant.


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