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A study for estimation of age according to risser's sign in regional indian (bengali) population
, Achintya Biswas, Saikat Das, Ritwik Ghosh, Dipankar Guharoy
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Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Pages: 7 - 12
Proof of age of a person is needed for legal purposes. In 1936 Joseph C. described the concurrence of attachment of the iliac crest and completion of vertebral growth. Since a Bengali standard bone age chart has not still been established for adolescents aged 10-25 years, especially for those over 18 years, for the evaluation of age as an aid to identification; we attempted to conduct this preliminary study on this age group in our hospital.This study was conducted on the applicability of Risser's sign for estimation of chronological age in regional Indian population. From our study conducted at Calcutta National Medical College among patients who were brought for examination of hip due to various medical reasons, 100 cases were selected randomly and we obtained the following results. As per the Risser's stages among the 100 cases, 18 cases were stage 0, 5 cases were stage 3, 17 cases were stage 4, 60 cases were stage 5. Then we correlated the stages as per Rissers's sign with the age groups in the population. We found that all cases over the age of 17-18 years were stage 4 and above except 1 case. The Chi-square test value is shown to be significant [P value is less than 0.001].We found that the mean age of achieving stage 4 in males is 16.28 and for females is 16.60, for achieving stage 5 in males is 22.03 and for females is 22.31. So, from our study we conclude that Risser's sign can be used as an adjunctive for determination of age in forensic practice.
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JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology