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Evaluation of the Suchey-Brooks method for aging skeletons in the Balkans.
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PMID:  17209905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study has been carried out to examine whether the Suchey-Brooks (S&B) methods could be successfully applied in age assessment of populations from the Balkans. The known-age sample consists of 33 females and 52 males pairs of pubic bones collected from the autopsy cases. Age estimation by S&B method showed an accuracy of 89.74% in males and 72.0% in females. Statistical analysis showed a positive correlation between the actual age of the investigated individuals and age phases obtained by the S&B method, although the mean values of the sixth age category differed significantly compared with the original model. The most reliable indicators in both sexes were the relief of the symphyseal surface, lipping, symphyseal rim, and dorsal margin. The discriminating power of these indicators was the least reliable in distinguishing S&B phases 2 and 3. Based on these results, the appropriate recommendations for aging Serbian populations are made. There was a good agreement between two observers (kappa=0.726).
Marija Djurić; Danijela Djonić; Slobodan Nikolić; Djordje Popović; Jelena Marinković
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-09     Completed Date:  2007-03-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory for Anthropology, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, 4/2 Dr Subotica, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia. marijads@eunet.yu
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MeSH Terms
Age Determination by Skeleton / methods*
Aged, 80 and over
Discriminant Analysis
Forensic Anthropology / methods*
Middle Aged
Pubic Bone / anatomy & histology*

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