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Relationship Between Skeleton Method and Dental Method in Age Estimation in Children: A New Regression Equation


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Age estimation in children is not only important in forensic science but also in forensic dentistry. The orthopantomographs and hand-wrist radiographs samples of 25 healthy children (13 boys: 12 girls) aged between 5-17 years were selected and analyzing the possible applications of the proportion of carpal area and open apices of teeth as a criterion of age estimation. The regression model, describing age as a linear function of gender (G), ratio between carpal bones area (B) and carpel area (C) and measurement of open apices, results the following equation. Age= 5.675+0.512 G +0.567 No-0.782s+5.617 B/C-0.213 Nos. The correlation coefficient between open apices, B/C and chronological age were highly significant. This regression equation can be used for age estimation for medico-legal as well as clinical dentistry.

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Forensic Science, Open Apices, Regression Equation, Carpal Bones Area, Carpel Area
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Authors

Balwant Rai
JBR Institute of Health Education and Research and Technology Society, India
Jasdeep Kaur
JBR Institute of Health Education and Research and Technology Society, India

Abstract


Age estimation in children is not only important in forensic science but also in forensic dentistry. The orthopantomographs and hand-wrist radiographs samples of 25 healthy children (13 boys: 12 girls) aged between 5-17 years were selected and analyzing the possible applications of the proportion of carpal area and open apices of teeth as a criterion of age estimation. The regression model, describing age as a linear function of gender (G), ratio between carpal bones area (B) and carpel area (C) and measurement of open apices, results the following equation. Age= 5.675+0.512 G +0.567 No-0.782s+5.617 B/C-0.213 Nos. The correlation coefficient between open apices, B/C and chronological age were highly significant. This regression equation can be used for age estimation for medico-legal as well as clinical dentistry.

Keywords


Forensic Science, Open Apices, Regression Equation, Carpal Bones Area, Carpel Area

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