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.
Accuracy of Three Age Estimation Methods in Children by Measurements of Developing Teeth and Carpals and Epiphyses of the Ulna and Radius / R. Cameriere, S. De Luca, R. Biagi, M. Cingolani, G. Farronato, L. Ferrante. - In: JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES. - ISSN 0022-1198. - 57:5(2012 Sep), pp. 1263-1270.
|Titolo:||Accuracy of Three Age Estimation Methods in Children by Measurements of Developing Teeth and Carpals and Epiphyses of the Ulna and Radius|
FARRONATO, GIAMPIETRO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Accuracy; Age estimation; Children; Forensic science; Hand-wrist bones; Tooth development|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
Settore MED/43 - Medicina Legale
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2012.02120.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|