Sex and age related non-metric variation of the human sternum in a Northwest Indian postmortem sample: a pilot study.

@article{Singh2013SexAA,
  title={Sex and age related non-metric variation of the human sternum in a Northwest Indian postmortem sample: a pilot study.},
  author={Jagmahender Singh and Raj Kamal Pathak},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2013},
  volume={228 1-3},
  pages={181.e1-12}
}
Nonmetric traits are quasi-continuous skeletal traits that cannot be measured, but are observed as ranks or scores. In the present study, 8 nonmetric traits of sternum were examined from 343 sternums collected from the autopsy cases. More males, particularly older subjects, had a mesosternal foramen. The frequency of mesosternal foramen, arch-shaped prominence on the manubrium and radial strips on mesosternum significantly increased but that of lateral projection of manubrium decreased in the… CONTINUE READING

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