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Sex determination from partial segments and maximum femur lengths in Koreans using computed tomography.
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PMID:  25242249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to establish standards for determining sex from fragmentary and complete femurs in a Korean population.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The statistical analysis of 12 variables (6 about breadth and 6 about length) based on 100 Korean femurs (from 50 males and 50 females) showed that all variables have significant sex differences.
RESULTS: The most accurate discriminant variable was the condylar breadth parallel with epicondylar breadth (87.6% accuracy). In contrast, the transverse shaft diameter was not a discriminant variable for sex determination (67.0% accuracy). Breadth-related variables were generally more accurate than length-related variables. Three variables (vertical diameter of the neck [VDN], medial epicondylarlength [MCL], and condylar breadth [CB]) were selected from stepwise analysis fordiscriminating sex (93.5% accuracy). The discriminating equation was as follows: 0.171 × VDN + 0.172 × MCL + 0.128 × CB2 - 21.471.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study are helpful for determining sex, even if a femur is found in a fragmented condition in the field.
J-H Lee; Y-S Kim; Y-G Jeong; N-S Lee; S Y Han; R S Tubbs; S-H Han
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia morphologica     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0015-5659     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Morphol. (Warsz)     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374620     Medline TA:  Folia Morphol (Warsz)     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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