Volume 24, Issue 93 (4-2015)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2015, 24(93): 17-23 | Back to browse issues page

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Fallah Karkan M, Rahbar Taromsari M, Mohseni F, Badsar A, Ayati F, Fallah M. The Reasons of Age Estimation Enquiry from Legal Medicine Organization of Guilan Province . jour guilan uni med sci. 2015; 24 (93) :17-23
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Guilan University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract Introduction: Forensic age estimation is a specialty in forensic medicine that uses the most correct ways to estimate the unknown age and is involved with legislative or judicial functions. Objective: Because of special importance of age estimation, and involvement of various organs, we aim to investigate the causes of age estimation cases referred to forensic medicine organization of Guilan province, northern Iran Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study in which all of the causes of requests for age estimation were evaluated by a checklist, during last five years (1378-1391). Data were statistically analyzed using SPSS software Ver 18. Results: In this survey, 279 records were evaluated. The most referred cases for age estimation were in 2011 and the majority of clients were female (%62/4) and illiterate (%28/3). As revealed, %51/6 of cases were with no age estimation match. The method of age estimation used in the majority of them, was radiography (61.2%). Conclusion: Given the present findings, it seems better to perform further research into the best way for age estimation to be used as the standard across the nation.
Keywords: Age, Forensic Medicine
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/18 | Accepted: 2015/04/18 | Published: 2015/04/18

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