Determination of sex from femora.

  title={Determination of sex from femora.},
  author={Gita Mall and Matthias Graw and Kristina Gehring and Michael Hubig},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={113 1-3},
The determination of sex from bones or bone fragments considerably contributes to identifying unknown bodies or skeletal remains. Due to temporal change and regional differences anthropometric standards have to be constantly renewed. The present study provides measurements of femoral dimensions in a contemporary German population and analyses sexual dimorphism by discriminant analysis. Maximum length (male: 46.4+/-2.4 cm, female: 43.4+/-2.4 cm), maximum midshaft diameter (male: 3.1+/-0.2 cm… CONTINUE READING

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