Age at death estimation from bone histology in Malaysian males

Faridah Mohd. Nor, Robert F. Pastor, Holger Schutkowski

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Abstract

Estimation of age from microscopic examination of human bone utilizes bone remodeling. This allows 2 regression equation to be determined in a specific population based on the variation in osteon turnover in different populations. The aim of this study was to provide age estimation for Malaysian males. Ground undecalcified cross sections were prepared from long limb bones of 50 deceased males aged between 21 and 78 years. Ten microstructural parameters were measured and subjected to multivariate regression analysis. Results showed that osteon count had the highest correlation with age (R = 0.43), and age was estimated to be within 10.94 years of the true value in 98% of males. Cross validation of the equation on 50 individuals showed close correspondence of true ages with estimated ages. Further studies are needed to validate and expand these results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2014

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Haversian System
Histology
death
Bone and Bones
Bone Remodeling
Population
Multivariate Analysis
Extremities
Regression Analysis
turnover
multivariate analysis
regression analysis
regression
examination
Values

Keywords

  • age
  • bone
  • forensic
  • Haversian canal
  • histomorphometry
  • human
  • osteon

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  • Health Policy
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Law
  • Medicine(all)

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Age at death estimation from bone histology in Malaysian males. / Mohd. Nor, Faridah; Pastor, Robert F.; Schutkowski, Holger.

In: Medicine, Science and the Law, Vol. 54, No. 4, 27.10.2014, p. 203-208.

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Mohd. Nor, Faridah ; Pastor, Robert F. ; Schutkowski, Holger. / Age at death estimation from bone histology in Malaysian males. In: Medicine, Science and the Law. 2014 ; Vol. 54, No. 4. pp. 203-208.
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