Associate professor, Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences and Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung,
Professor, Graduate Institute of Medicine and Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung,
Ph.D. candidate, Graduate Institute of Medicine and Lecturer, School of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung,
(Received 28 August 1995; accepted 20 February 1996)
The present work is an attempt to develop a new method to determine sex from the skull with lateral radiographic cephalometry and discriminant function analysis. The superciliary ridges, frontal sinuses, external occipital protuberance, and mastoid processes were adopted as objects of lateral radiographic cephalometric measurements. With discriminant functions created from 18 established cephalometric variables, a total of 100 cases were classified into two sexual groups with 100% accuracy in a random sample of Taiwanese adults. Therefore, we may obtain a much greater reliability of sex determination from skulls according to this newly developed technique.
Paper ID: JFS13999J