Supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean Government (Grant No. 2009-0083946).
TECHNICAL NOTE ANTHROPOLOGY
Sex Determination from the Talus of Koreans by Discriminant Function Analysis*
Article first published online: 7 OCT 2011
© 2011 American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume 57, Issue 1, pages 166–171, January 2012
How to Cite
Lee, U.-Y., Han, S.-H., Park, D.-K., Kim, Y.-S., Kim, D.-I., Chung, I.-H. and Chun, M.-H. (2012), Sex Determination from the Talus of Koreans by Discriminant Function Analysis. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57: 166–171. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01914.x
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 7 OCT 2011
- Received 12 July 2010; and in revised form 20 Oct. 2010; accepted 25 Nov. 2010.
- forensic science;
- sex determination;
- validation test;
- population specificity
Abstract: The aims of this study were to investigate the sex discriminating potential of the talus in Koreans and compare this with other analyses in different populations. Statistical analyses were performed using data from nine measurements acquired from 140 tali (70 men, 70 women). The talus of Koreans is dimorphic between sexes in all measurements (p < 0.01). Discriminant function equations were generated by univariate, multivariate, and stepwise methods with a range of accuracy from 67.1 to 87.1%. Stepwise equations of other populations did not discriminate the sex of the Korean sample as accurately as each equation’s own accuracies. The variables with high accuracy in this study are useful for sex determination of Koreans on the basis of confirmation of population specificity.