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A Bayesian approach to adult human age estimation from dental observations by Johanson's age changes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8871375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Much of the data which appears in the forensic and archaeological literature is ordinal or categorical. This is particularly true of the age related indicators presented by Gustafson in his method of human adult age estimation using the structural changes in human teeth. This technique is still being modified and elaborated. However, the statistical methods of regression analysis employed by Gustafson and others are not particularly appropriate to this type of data, but are still employed because alternatives have not yet been explored. This paper presents a novel approach based upon the application of Bayes' theorem to ordinal and categorical data, which overcomes many of the problems associated with regression analysis.
D Lucy; R G Aykroyd; A M Pollard; T Solheim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-10     Completed Date:  1997-02-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
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MeSH Terms
Age Determination by Teeth / methods*
Aged, 80 and over
Bayes Theorem*
Middle Aged
Regression Analysis

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