Blind Test of Mandibular Morphology with Sex Indicator in Subadult Mandibles

Iván Claudio Suazo Galdames, Daniela Alejandra Zavando Matamala, Ricardo Luiz Smith
2008 International Journal of Morphology  
SUAZO, G. I. C.; ZAVANDO, M. D. A. & SMITH, R. L. Blind test of mandibular morphology with sex indicator in subadult mandibles. Int. J. Morphol., 26(4):845-848, 2008. SUMMARY: Loth & Henneberg (2001) indicated that it was possible determine the sex with a high degree of accuracy (81%) in mandibles of children by observing the shape of the mandibular body. The purpose of this study was to evaluate in mandibles of Brazilians subadults the proposed method consistency; were used mandibles of 33
more » ... mandibles of 33 Brazilian children between 0 and 1 year of age, known sex, belonging to the collection of skulls of the Federal University Sao Paulo (UNIFESP). We performed a blind test in two sessions by one observer based on the parameters described by Loth & Henneberg. The results show between 57.5 and 60.5% of accuracy, being the most sensitive test for determining male (70%) than for females (38-46%). The results presented are lower than those reported by Loth & Henneberg and justify the need to assess the diagnostic methods of sex in subadults in specific populations.
doi:10.4067/s0717-95022008000400011 fatcat:kp5vvzkrbjdvfal6mr2fzw6uai