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Age at death estimation from bone histology in Malaysian males.

Nor, F.M., Pastor, R.F. and Schutkowski, H., 2014. Age at death estimation from bone histology in Malaysian males. Medicine Science and the Law, 54 (4), 203 - 208 .

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DOI: 10.1177/0025802413506573


Estimation of age from microscopic examination of human bone utilizes bone remodeling. This allows 2 regression equation to be determined in a specific population based on the variation in osteon turnover in different populations. The aim of this study was to provide age estimation for Malaysian males. Ground undecalcified cross sections were prepared from long limb bones of 50 deceased males aged between 21 and 78 years. Ten microstructural parameters were measured and subjected to multivariate regression analysis. Results showed that osteon count had the highest correlation with age (R = 0.43), and age was estimated to be within 10.94 years of the true value in 98% of males. Cross validation of the equation on 50 individuals showed close correspondence of true ages with estimated ages. Further studies are needed to validate and expand these results.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:age ; bone ; forensic ; histomorphometry ; human ; osteon ; Adult ; Age Determination by Skeleton ; Aged ; Arm Bones ; Forensic Anthropology ; Haversian System ; Humans ; Leg Bones ; Malaysia ; Male ; Microscopy ; Middle Aged ; Regression Analysis ; Young Adult
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:21947
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:13 May 2015 08:38
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:51


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