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NCJ Number: 236898 Find in a Library
Title: Age Estimation by Measurements of Developing Teeth: Accuracy of Cameriere's Method on a Brazilian Sample
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:56  Issue:6  Dated:November 2011  Pages:1616-1619
Author(s): Mario Marques Fernandes, D.D.S., M.Sc.; Rachel Lima Ribeiro Tinoco, D.D.S., M.Sc.; Daniel Pereira Parreiras de Braganca, D.D.S., M.Sc.; Silas Henrique Rabelo de Lima, D.D.S.; Luiz Francesquini Junior D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.; Eduardo Daruge Junior D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Date Published: November 2011
Page Count: 4
Publisher: http://www.wiley.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study evaluated a sample of panoramic radiographs from Brazilian children from 5 to 15 years of age, to evaluate the accuracy of the method proposed by Cameriere et al.
Abstract: Developing teeth are commonly the criteria used for age estimation in children and young adults. The method developed by Cameriere et al. (Int J Legal Med 2006; 120:49-52) is based on measures of teeth with open apex, and application of a formula, to estimate chronological age of children. The present study evaluated a sample of panoramic radiographs from Brazilian children from 5 to 15 years of age, to evaluate the accuracy of the method proposed by Cameriere et al. The results has proven the system reliable for age estimation, with a median residual error of -0.014 years between chronological and estimated ages (p = 0.603). There was a slight tendency to overestimate the ages of 5–10 years and underestimate the ages of 11–15 years. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Age determination; Brazil; Death investigations; Dental analysis; Foreign criminal justice research; Forensic sciences; Investigative techniques; Juveniles; Testing and measurement; Victim identification; Young Adults (18-24)
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