Identification of Sex Groups In Forensic Medicine According to the Mesiodistal Crown Diameter of Teeth
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2011, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 103-109
AbstractBackground: The identification of sex groups In forensic medicine according to different criteria is of great importance. Objectives: To identify sex groups is the mesiodistal crown diameter of the teeth. Materials and Methods: Two samples (one sample for each sex group) of secondary school students from Ramadi city, Al-Anbar Governorate, Iraq, were considered in this study. Each sample involved 40 students. The age is ranged between 13-19 years old. Results: Statistical t-test was performed to detect any significant difference when comparing means of crown diameter according to sex of the students as well as the side of the tooth for each sex. The result of this test revealed that half the teeth on the maxilla and more than half the teeth on the mandible are significantly different with respect to sex. Moreover, only molar and first premolar teeth on the maxilla are significantly different with respect to the side of the tooth.Key words. Tooth size, Mesiodistal crown diameter, Iraq.
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