Identification of Sex of Sacrum in Karnataka Population


  • Manjunatha A



Sacral Index,vernire caliper, gender,Karnataka


35 male and 35 females adult, non pathological dried sacra were studied. The height and width was measured

with vernier caliper. In comparison of height of sacrum, the mean value of male was 106.4(SD±0.30) and

female 90.1(SD±0.16), ‘t’ test was 395, and P value was highly significant (P<0.01). In the comparative

study of width of the sacrum mean value of males was 99.3 (SD±0.44) and female was 112 (SD±0.08) ‘t’ test

was 122.65 and P value was highly significant (P<0.01). The sacral Index of male was 93.3 and female was

124.27. This significant value to differentiate the male and female genders will be quite useful to medico

legal expert anthropologist and anatomist because these obtained value represent the regional or ethnic study

of sacra. Moreover morphometric values of mesodermal derivatives are un-certain.

Author Biography

Manjunatha A

1Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology& Research Centre, Subbaiah Institute of

Medical Science, Purle, Shivamogga (Karnataka)




How to Cite

Manjunatha A. (2020). Identification of Sex of Sacrum in Karnataka Population. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 36–38.