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Title: A cross-sectional study of canine dimorphism in establishing sex identity: comparison of two statistical methods
Authors: Sherfudhin, H.
Abdullah, M.
Khan, N.
Keywords: Cross-sectional study; canine; dimorphism; sex identity; two statistical methods
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation; 23(9): 627-631
Abstract: The occurrence of canine tooth dimorphism in Indian subjects has been investigated and the use of two statistical methods of evaluation compared. These were the methods of N.G. Rao and co-workers published in 1988 and quadratic discriminant analysis for correct classification of sex. Parameters considered were (i) the mesiodistal width of maxillary and mandibular canines, (ii) the maxillary canine arch width (intercanine distance) and (iii) the mandibular canine arch width. The results indicated significant dimorphism of the maxillary and mandibular canine teeth. When the results of the arch widths were subjected to the two statistical methods, differing results were obtained in the accuracy of sex classification. The percentage of correct classifications of sex was higher when using quadratic discriminant analysis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16283
ISSN: 0305-182X
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