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Significance of the Classical Morphological Criteria for Identifying Gender Using Recent Skulls, Table 1, by Graw (Forensic Science Communications, January 2001)

 
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Forensic Science Communications January 2001 — Volume 3 — Number 1


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Significance of the Classical Morphological Criteria for
Identifying Gender Using Recent Skulls
Matthias Graw


Table 1. Results Obtained From Measurements of
Male and Female Features of the Test Group

Feature G E D 0 Correct classification (%) Indifference types (%) Wrong classification (%)
n 0 " s median  n 0 " s median
 
Angulus 54 3.9"0.9 4.0 32 2.7"0.8 3.0  < 0.001 59.3 32.6 8.1
Arcus superciliaris 58 3.8"0.8 4.0 33 1.9"0.9 2.0 < 0.001 73.6 19.8 6.6
Crista supramast. 57 3.9"0.7 4.0 33 2.1"0.7 2.0 < 0.001 75.6 20.0 4.4
Forma orbitae 57 4.2"0.8 4.0 33 3.2"0.9 3.0 < 0.001 67.8 14.4 17.8
Glabella 58 4.1"0.6 4.0 33 2.2"1.0 2.0 < 0.001 79.1 17.6 3.3
Inclinatio frontalis 58 3.8"0.8 4.0 33 2.7"1.0 3.0 < 0.001 62.6 24.2 13.2
Mandibula overall view 54 3.9"0.7 4.0 30 2.4"0.9 2.0 < 0.001 71.4 19.0 9.5
Margo supraorbitalis 58 3.9"1.0 4.0 33 2.3"1.1 2.0  < 0.001 68.1 20.9 11.0
Mentum 53 4.0"0.9 4.0 32 2.5"1.1 2.0 < 0.001 67.1 21.2 11.8
Planum nuchale 58 3.7"0.7 4.0 33 2.6"0.7 2.0 < 0.001 63.7 26.4 9.9
Proc. mastoideus 58 4.0"0.7 4.0 33 2.4"1.0 2.0 < 0.001 73.6 18.7 7.7
Proc. zygomaticus 58 3.3"0.8 3.0 33 2.2"0.7 2.0 < 0.001 52.7 35.2 12.1
Protub. occ. externa 58 3.7"1.0 4.0 32 2.4"1.2 2.5 < 0.001 58.9 26.7 14.4
Tubera frontalia 57 3.8"1.1 4.0 33 2.5"1.0 2.0 < 0.001 55.6 15.6 17.8
Tubera parietalia 57 4.2"0.9 4.0 33 3.1"1.0 3.0 < 0.001 65.6 16.7 17.8
Os zygomat.:
height
58 3.7"0.8 4.0 33 2.8"1.0 3.0 < 0.001 59.3 26.4 14.3
Os zygmat.: surface  58 3.7"0.7 4.0 33 2.6"0.8 2.0 < 0.001 59.3 31.9 8.8

n = number of skulls examined; 0 " s = median value including standard deviation; p D 0 = significance level, Mann–Whitney U-test; median. Features printed in bold guarantee a reliable number of correct diagnoses (> 70 percent) and an error rate of less than 10 percent.

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