JOURNAL OF EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE

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2018 Month : February Volume : 5 Issue : 10 Page : 874-877

DETERMINATION OF AGE FROM HISTOLOGY OF BONE

Smitha Subash1

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Smitha Subash,
Assistant Professor,
#7G, Heera Central Apartments, Pattom,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala- 695004.
E-mail: drsmitha17@gmail.com
DOI: 10.18410/jebmh/2018/177

ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND
Identification of human remains is a problem of great importance in crime investigation. Estimating age at death and finding sex of the individual from skeletal remains can be done with relative accuracy only when skeleton is complete and is difficult when only part of the remains is available.

MATERIALS AND METHODS
Osteons of femur are counted after preparing unstained slides. The values are subjected to statistical analysis to find out the correlation if any. The formula for age determination was determined using regression analysis. To predict age from the knowledge of the osteons count from femur a linear regression equation was formed y=a+bx.

RESULTS
This study indicates that the total number of osteons per field is positively correlated with age.

CONCLUSIONS
The formula for age determination was formulated using regression analysis and three formulae were obtained.

KEYWORDS
Age, Skeletal Remains, Osteon Count, Femur.