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Sexual dimorphism in the midshaft cross sectional areas of japanese femora and humeri and their effectiveness in the sex diagnosis of bones

Sexual dimorphism in the midshaft cross sectional areas of japanese femora and humeri and their effectiveness in the sex diagnosis of bones

Nihon University Journal of Medicine 29(2): 93-100

The bone areas of midshaft cross-sections of the femur and humerus were examined for sexual dimorphism and sex diagnosis. The total area (TA) and cortical area (CA) were highly dimorphous in both bones, whereas the medullary area (MA) was not. In sex diagnosis, the femoral TA and CA had accuracies of about 88% of the humeral TA about 84%. These rates were considerably high for a discriminant function using only one measurement. The results suggest that the femoral TA and CA and humeral TA are effective parameters for practical application to the sex diagnosis of skeletons.

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