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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Sex Determination from Occipital Condylar Measurements by Baudoin Index in Forensic Purposes
Author: de Oliviera, OF
Tinoco, RLR
Daruge, E
de Araujo, LG
da Silva, RHA
Paranhos, LR
Abstract: 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 Sao Goncalo cemetery, City of Cuiaba, 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.
Subject: Forensic dentistry
Forensic anthropology
Sex determination analysis
Country: Chile
Editor: Soc Chilena Anatomia
Citation: International Journal Of Morphology. Soc Chilena Anatomia, v. 31, n. 4, n. 1297, n. 1300, 2013.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2013
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