SEXUAL DIMORPHISM OF FEMUR IN THE POPULATION OF ODISHA: AN ANTHROPOMETRIC OBSERVATIONAL STUDYAbstract
Introduction: Femur is the key bone among the skeletal remains to determine sex for anatomists, anthropologists, and forensic experts. In the present study, we considered most of the parameters to determine sex from the femur. Methods: We studied eighty-four undamaged, intact femora of unknown sex. The present study were carried out in S. C. B. Medical College Cuttack from December 2019 to April 2020. The parameters, like maximum length, maximum breadth, head circumference, mid-shaft circumference, and vertical diameter femur head, were measured by a goniometer and verniers caliper. Results: From each femur above-mentioned parameters were recorded, and the details were obtained about the mean, Standard Deviation, percentage, and p-Value. Then these details were compared with the findings of other studies to conclude. Conclusion: These measurements show the values are higher in males than females and were statistically highly significant between males and females with a p-value <0.0001.
Kanchan Rajeev Kumar, Subhadarsini Sonali, D. N. Mishra * and C. Mohapatra
Department of Anatomy, S. C. B. Medical College Cuttack, Odisha, India.
27 February 2021
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