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NCJ Number: NCJ 242051     Find in a Library
Title: Accuracy of Three Age Estimation Methods in Children by Measurements of Developing Teeth and Carpals and Epiphyses of the Ulna and Radius
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Author(s): Roberto Cameriere, Ph.D. ; Stefano De Luca, Ph.D. ; Roberto Biagi, M.D., D.D.S., M.Sc. ; Mariano Cingolani, Ph.D. ; Giampietro Farronato, M.D., D.D.S., M.Sc. ; Luigi Ferrante, Math.D.
  Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:57  Issue:5  Dated:September 2012  Pages:1263 to 1270
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 8
  Annotation: The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of three methods for age estimation in children.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of three methods for age estimation in children: the measurements of open apices in tooth roots (T), the ratio between the total area of carpal bones and epiphyses of the ulna and radius (HW), and the combined method (THW). The sample consisted of 288 Caucasian Italian children (152 boys and 136 girls) aged between 5 and 15 years. Accuracy was determined as the difference between estimated age and chronological age, and accuracy was assessed by analyzing individuals’ orthopantomograms and hand-wrist radiographs. Accuracies were 0.41 years for girls and 0.54 years for boys with the THW method; for the HW method, 1.00 years for girls and 0.92 years for boys; and for the T method, 0.62 years for girls and 0.71 years for boys. THW is the most accurate technique for age estimation in these children. Abstract published by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons.
Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
Index Term(s): Dental analysis ; Bone analysis ; Child development ; Age determination ; Child (5-12)
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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