Interpretation of ante-mortem stature estimates in South Africans

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dc.contributor.upauthor Steyn, Maryna 2008-01-17T12:03:45Z 2008-01-17T12:03:45Z 2007-09
dc.description.abstract When human skeletal remains of unknown individuals are analysed, the estimation of ante-mortem stature forms a key part of the report. However, for many people it may be difficult to judge the height of their missing relative in metric values. In this paper, we report on the statures of 2052 black, 483 coloured and 880 white South Africans of both sexes, measured during the last few years. It is shown that the statures of whites are significantly higher than those of the other two groups. The statures of the black and coloured groups are similar. It is proposed that the stature estimates provided in forensic reports are interpreted as tall, medium or short, based on whether they fall in the upper 25%, middle 50% or lower 25% of the distribution for the specific population. en
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dc.identifier.citation Steyn, M & Smith, JR 2007, 'Interpretation of ante-mortem stature estimates in South Africans', Forensic Science International, vol. 171, no. 2-3, pp. 97-102. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0379-0738
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.forsciint.2006.10.006
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights Elsevier en
dc.subject Secular trend en
dc.subject Sexual dimorphism en
dc.subject Skeletal remains en
dc.subject South African en
dc.subject Stature en
dc.subject.lcsh Identification -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Human skeleton -- Identification
dc.subject.lcsh Stature -- Identification
dc.subject.lcsh Anthropometry -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Stature -- Measurement
dc.title Interpretation of ante-mortem stature estimates in South Africans en
dc.type Postprint Article en

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