THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF TIBIAL AND FIBULAR BONES MEASUREMENTS AND FIBULO-TIBIAL INDICES IN SEX IDENTIFICATION AMONG EGYPTIANS
Ashraf S. Hegab, Azza S. Mohammed* and Sayed El Okda**
From the Departments of Anatomy, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology* and Community Medicine**Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University and Ain Shams University**
The measured parameters of the tibia and fibula and fibulo-tibial indices were significantly higher in males than in females. The discriminate rate of sex identification was 68% and 61% by using separately measured tibial and fibular parameters respectively and increased to 89% when using the measured parameters of both bones added together. Maximum rate of correct sex discrimination (100%) was achieved by using the collective measurement parameters and indices of bones together.It is recommended that further studies are needed to update constantly the standards for sex determination in order to account for the temporarily changes in the community of forensic medicine and introduce new parameters, whether absolute measurements or indices to increase the rate of correct sex discrimination.