Sex Determination from Metacarpals and the First Proximal Phalanx

    Volume 38, Issue 4 (July 1993)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Scheuer, JL
    Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Student, Division of Anatomy and Cell Biology, UMDS Guy's and St. Thomas's, Guy's Hospital, London,

    Elkington, NM
    Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Student, Division of Anatomy and Cell Biology, UMDS Guy's and St. Thomas's, Guy's Hospital, London,

    (Received 30 July 1992; accepted 6 January 1993)

    Abstract

    Sex determination using metacarpals and the first proximal phalanx was carried out on a sample (n = 60) of documented sex. Six measurements were taken on each of metacarpals 1 to 5 and the first proximal phalanx. Regression equations were calculated for determining sex from the bones. The equations were then applied to a second sample (n = 20) also of documented sex to establish the degree of accuracy they produced in assigning sex. The equations for metacarpal 1 produced the highest degree of correct sex determination and overall the degree of accuracy ranged from 74% to 94%.


    Paper ID: JFS13472J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13472J

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    Title Sex Determination from Metacarpals and the First Proximal Phalanx
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