Volume 42, Issue 2 (March 1997)

    Sexual Determination of the Femur Using Discriminant Functions. Analysis of a Spanish Population of Known Sex and Age

    (Received 22 January 1996; accepted 17 July 1996)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Until present, functions for sexual discrimination of a Spanish population from series of known sex and age were not available. In this work, we present a sample of 132 femora (72 females and 60 males) belonging to a Spanish population of adult individuals of known filiation deposited in the Complutense University of Madrid. The ten mathematical functions which yield a higher sexual discrimination in each part of the femur, were selected. The resulting percentages of correspondence varied between 84 and 97% when each variable was considered independently, and a 99% is obtained with two variables of the epiphyses combined.


    Author Information:

    Robledo, B
    Titular professor, adjunt research associate, and adjunt research associate, Biology Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid,

    Trancho, GJ
    Titular professor, adjunt research associate, and adjunt research associate, Biology Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid,

    López-Bueis, I
    Titular professor, adjunt research associate, and adjunt research associate, Biology Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid,

    Sánchez, JA
    Titular Professor, Medicine Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid,


    Stock #: JFS14096J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14096J

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    Title Sexual Determination of the Femur Using Discriminant Functions. Analysis of a Spanish Population of Known Sex and Age
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