TITLE

Sexual dimorphism of human femur in Western India

AUTHOR(S)
Ramteerthakar, Ruta N.; Joshi, R. A.
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p155
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Determination of sex is one of the first and important factor in identifying decomposed bodies or skeletal remains. The correct sex determination of skeleton is a critical requirement in physical anthropology and in medico-legal cases. A study of 100 pairs of adult, fully ossified, normal dried femora (50 males and 50 females) of Western Indian population was done. The various parameters e.g. length, bicondylar width, vertical diameter of head of femur etc. were measured. Univariate statistical tests were applied to access whether the difference between means of each parameter was statistically significant or not. The demarking points for each parameter were determined for both the sexes. The data of the present study was compared with that of the previous studies. Thus, it will be possible to determine the sex of femur from above parameters and demarking points.
ACCESSION #
92001457

 

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