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[Progress on Individual Stature Estimation in Forensic Medicine].

Authors
  • Wu, Rong-qi
  • Huang, Li-na
  • Chen, Xin
Type
Published Article
Journal
Fa yi xue za zhi
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2015
Volume
31
Issue
6
Pages
470–473
Identifiers
PMID: 27141808
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Individual stature estimation is one of the most important contents of forensic anthropology. Currently, it has been used that the regression equations established by the data collected by direct measurement or radiological techniques in a certain group of limbs, irregular bones, and anatomic landmarks. Due to the impact of population mobility, human physical improvement, racial and geographic differences, estimation of individual stature should be a regular study. This paper reviews the different methods of stature estimation, briefly describes the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and prospects a new research direction.

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