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Development of a method to estimate skeletal age at death in adults using the acetabulum and the auricular surface on a Portuguese population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19409736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Aging techniques that use the posterior or middle part of the pelvis are of interest because this part of the body is very resistant to decay. In a preliminary study, acetabular criteria correlated with age were isolated. In a second study, three acetabular criteria and four auricular surface criteria were described and it was demonstrated that it is of interest to associate these criteria. The goal of the present study was to test these criteria in a larger sample and to elaborate a standardized procedure for the use of these criteria. The study concerned 462 os coxae (hip bones) of known age and sex. All of the criteria are correlated with age. Establishing a score allows a better correlation with age with lower intra-/inter-observer variability. Seven categories of overall score corresponding to eight age groups were defined and the probabilities of belonging to an age group depending on the overall score were calculated. The first main advantage of this procedure is that it is still applicable when only some parts of the body remain. The other benefit is its ability to discriminate older people.
Authors:
Clotilde Rougé-Maillart; Bruno Vielle; Nathalie Jousset; Daniel Chappard; Norbert Telmon; Eugenia Cunha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  188     ISSN:  1872-6283     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-25     Completed Date:  2009-10-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Université d'Angers, IFR 132, LHEA INSERM U922, Angers F-49035, France. ClRouge-Maillart@chu-angers.fr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acetabulum / anatomy & histology*
Adolescent
Adult
Age Determination by Skeleton / methods*
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Bayes Theorem
Female
Forensic Anthropology / methods*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Observer Variation
Osteophyte / pathology
Porosity
Portugal

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