Estimación del Sexo Utilizando la Ulna en una Población Tailandesa

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Tawachai Monum; Wiraporn Jongmuenwai; Siriwat Thunyacharoen; Apichat Sinthubua; Sukon Prasitwattanaseree & Pasuk Mahakkanukrauh


Sex estimation from fragmentary bone remain is still challenge for forensic pathologist. Ulna has been reported useful for sex estimation by metric analysis. This study generated sex estimation function for fragment and complete of ulnar bone in a Thai population. The function was generated from 200 pairs of ulnar bone, and others 20 pair of ulnar bone were used for test the accuracy of the functions. Olecranon width was the best single variable for sex predicting of proximal part of ulna, which right olecranon width could be classified the sex 90.5 %. While distal end width of ulna was the variable for predicting the sex of distal part, which left distal end width could be classified the sex with 83.0 %. Stepwise discriminant function analysis was applied to proximal part. For proximal part of right ulna 4 measurements were selected (inferior-medial trochlear notch length, olecranon width, olecranon-coronoid process length, and maximum proximal ulnar width), while the left side, superior trochlear notch width, olecranon width, and maximum proximal ulnar width were chosen, and their functions could be predicted the sex with 91.0 % and 90.0 %, respectively. Our results indicated the ulnar bone had high ability for estimating the sex in a Thai population.

KEY WORDS: Discriminant function analysis; Metric analysis; Sex estimation; Thailand; Ulna.

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MONUM, T.; JONGMUENWAI, W.; THUNYACHAROEN, S.; SINTUHBUA, A.; PRASITWATTANASEREE, S. & MAHAKKANUKRAUH, P. Sex estimation using ulna in a Thai population. Int. J. Morphol., 39(6):1535-1542, 2021.