publication . Article . 2012

age effect in the morphological traits performance for sex determination in human skulls and mandibles

Iván Suazo;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2012 Journal: International Journal of Morphology, volume 30, pages 296-301 (eissn: 0717-9502, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SciELO Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica (CONICYT)
In this study we tested the hypothesis that diagnostic performance of the morphological indicators for sexual dimorphism are reduced as they are applied in skull and mandibles of older subjects. We used 275 adult human skulls, 250 of these with mandible, all subjects with sex and age registry. Sixteen classic morphological indicators of sexual dimorphism were evaluated, this information was compared with the registry and results noted in terms of precision. The best general performance of morphological indicators of sexual dimorphism were recorded in the 31 - 40 and 61 - 70 years, age range groups. Lowest precision ws recorded in the group corresponding to subje...
free text keywords: Sexual dimorphism, Sex determination, Aging, Age, Skull, Dimorfismo sexual, Determinación de sexo, Envejecimiento, Edad, Cráneo, Anatomy, Medicine, business.industry, business, Humanities, Age effect
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publication . Article . 2012

age effect in the morphological traits performance for sex determination in human skulls and mandibles

Iván Suazo;