Estimation of stature from sternal lengths. A correlation meta-analysis

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dc.contributor.author Yammine, Kaissar
dc.contributor.author Assi, Chahine
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-06T12:29:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-06T12:29:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-05-06
dc.identifier.issn 1689-1716 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10560
dc.description.abstract Aim of the study: Methods based on the positive linear relationship existing between stature and long bones are most commonly used to estimate living stature in forensic anthropology. The length of the sternum and its parts has been advanced as a plausible alternative to estimate stature when such long bones are missing or damaged. Material and methods This meta-analysis aims to quantify evidence on the correlation between the sternum/sternal parts length and stature. Nine studies were included with 1118 sternal bones. Results Analyses showed that the length of the meso-sternum (manubrium + body) yielded the best correlation with stature; 53.5% and 55.42% for men and women, respectively. The second best variable is the total sternal length with correlations of 44.3% and 55% for men and women, respectively. Subgroup analysis of autopsy studies demonstrated even a higher correlation of 58.2% for the meso-sternal length. Manubrium and body lengths showed the least correlation values. Except for the body length, females exhibit a better correlation than man between all other sternal lengths and stature. Conclusions While the meso-sternal length is found to be the most correlated variable with stature, all sternal lengths are to be considered with caution when estimating stature. The relatively low values of the weighted correlation results should raise the question of reliability and limit the use of sternal length when long bones are available. Future research using larger samples from different populations and taking into account the fusion status of the sternum are needed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Estimation of stature from sternal lengths. A correlation meta-analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801808 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201004807 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Archiwum Medycyny Sądowej i Kryminologii en_US
dc.journal.volume 67 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 166-177 en_US
dc.keywords Sternum en_US
dc.keywords Stature en_US
dc.keywords Meta-analysis en_US
dc.keywords Correlation en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.5114/amsik.2017.73191 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Yammine, K., & Assi, C. (2017). Estimation of stature from sternal lengths. A correlation meta-analysis. Archiwum Medycyny Sądowej i Kryminologii/Archives of Forensic Medicine and Criminology, 67(3), 166-177. en_US
dc.author.email kaissar.yammine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email chahine.assi@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.termedia.pl/Estimation-of-stature-from-sternal-lengths-A-correlation-meta-analysis,82,31656,0,1.html en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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