Prediction of stature based on radiographic measurements of cadaver long bones: a study of the Croatian population

Petrovečki, Vedrana and Mayer, Davor and Šlaus, Mario and Strinović, Davor and Škavić, Josip (2007) Prediction of stature based on radiographic measurements of cadaver long bones: a study of the Croatian population. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 52 (3). pp. 547-52. ISSN 0022-1198

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Abstract

We tested a new approach to the stature prediction that could be used in the identification process of human skeletal remains of unknown identity. The stature of 19 female and 21 male adult cadavers was measured within 24 h after death and considered to be equal to the living stature. The antero-posterior radiographs of all limbs were taken, and the maximum length of the six long bones was measured from radiographs. There was a significant difference in the stature and maximum length of long bones between female and male cadavers (p<0.001 for all). The correlation between the stature and long bone length was the best for the humerus in females (r=0.792) and the tibia in males (r=0.891). Regression equations specific to the Croatian population were computed separately for each long bone in males and females and proven to be reliable in predicting the living stature of the individual.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adult ; Aged ; Aged, 80 and over ; Arm Bones/anatomy & histology ; Arm Bones/radiography ; Body Height ; Cadaver ; Case-Control Studies ; Croatia ; Female ; Forensic Anthropology/methods ; Humans ; Leg Bones/anatomy & histology ; Leg Bones/radiography ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Regression Analysis ; Sex Characteristics
Departments: Katedra za sudsku medicinu
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
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Petrovečki, VedranaUNSPECIFIED
Mayer, DavorUNSPECIFIED
Šlaus, MarioUNSPECIFIED
Strinović, DavorUNSPECIFIED
Škavić, JosipUNSPECIFIED
Date: May 2007
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/726

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