Mandibular canine index - A clue for establishing sex identity

Nageshkumar G. Rao, Nirmala N. Rao, M. Lakshman Pai, M. Shashidhar Kotian

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A preliminary study for establishing sex identity by Mandibular Canine Index is described. Seven hundred and sixty six individuals from a South Indian population of either sex, ranging in age from 15 to 21 years, with fully errupted, healthy and non-worn mandibular permanent canines were studied. The data collected was analysed statistically. Accurancy of sex determination identity was found to be 84.3% in the male and 87.5% in the female. The method is simple and inexpensive to conduct and therefore can be applied in Forensic Odontology, as a method for establishing sex identity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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