Presented as a Poster Presentation at the American Academic of Forensic Sciences 60th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, February 2008.
Microscopic Age Estimation from the Anterior Cortex of the Femur in Korean Adults*
Article first published online: 3 MAR 2009
© 2009 American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume 54, Issue 3, pages 519–522, May 2009
How to Cite
Han, S.-H., Kim, S.-H., Ahn, Y.-W., Huh, G.-Y., Kwak, D.-S., Park, D.-K., Lee, U.-Y. and Kim, Y.-S. (2009), Microscopic Age Estimation from the Anterior Cortex of the Femur in Korean Adults. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 54: 519–522. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2009.01003.x
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 3 MAR 2009
- Received 4 Mar. 2008; and in revised form 12 May 2008; accepted 1 June 2008.
- forensic science;
- forensic anthropology;
- age estimation;
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop age-predicting equations from the anterior cortex of the femur of Korean adults. Seventy-two femoral samples (44 male and 28 female) were obtained from Korean cadavers and used to develop the equations. The thin sections (<100-μm thick) were prepared by manual grinding; the sections were not decalcified and were stained with Villanueva bone stain reagent. Analysis of covariance showed no significant differences in age-adjusted histomorphological variables between sexes. In stepwise regression analysis, osteon population density, average osteon area, and the most anterior cortical width were selected for an age-predicting equation which produced a high regression correlation (R2 = 0.789). The average Haversian canal area was not significantly related to age for any specimen.