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Cameriere's third molar index in assessing age of majority

Galić, Ivan; Lauc, Tomislav; Brkić, Hrvoje; Vodanović, Marin; Galić, Elizabeta; Haye Biazevic, Maria Gabriela; Brakus, Ivan; Badrov, Jozo; Cameriere, Roberto
Cameriere's third molar index in assessing age of majority // Forensic science international, 252 (2015), 191e1-191e5 doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.04.030 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Cameriere's third molar index in assessing age of majority

Galić, Ivan ; Lauc, Tomislav ; Brkić, Hrvoje ; Vodanović, Marin ; Galić, Elizabeta ; Haye Biazevic, Maria Gabriela ; Brakus, Ivan ; Badrov, Jozo ; Cameriere, Roberto

Forensic science international (0379-0738) 252 (2015); 191e1-191e5

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Age estimation; Third molar; Third molar maturity index; Croatia; Accompanied minors; Illegal immigration

Estimation of chronological age of an individual is one of the main challenges in forensic science. Legally to be able to treat a person as a minor or an adult, it is necessary to determine whether their age of majority (if they are older or younger than 18, in most countries). Methods for estimating age are especially important when an individual in question lacks personal documents or other means of identification. As the dental age differs in various populations, the aim of this study was to evaluate applicability of third molar method for assessing age of majority in Croatia. Cameriere's third molar maturity index (I3M) value of 0.08, measured by the open apices of the teeth, was verified in sample of 1336 panoramic images aged between 14 to 23 years. Chronological age gradually decreased as I3M increased in both genders. Males showed statistically significant advanced maturation when I3M was between 0.0 and 0.3 value. The results indicate that the sensitivity of the test for 0.08 value was 84.3% (95%CI 80.6%, 87.5%) for females and 91.2% (95%CI 88.7%, 93.1) for males. Specificity was 95.4% (95%CI 92.5%, 97.5%) and 91.9% (95%CI 88.8%, 94.3%). The proportions of accurately classified males were 88.8% and that of females 91.5%. The estimated post-test probabilities, of individuals, in other word the probability that a Croatian individual with an I3M < 0.08 is 18 years or older is 94.5% for females, and 96.5% for males. With high accuracy, the third molar maturity index should be used as a determinant of the age of majority in Croatia

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Dentalna medicina


Hrvatski zavod za javno zdravstvo,
Stomatološki fakultet, Zagreb,
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb,
KBC Split,
Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb,
Medicinski fakultet, Split,
Medicinski fakultet, Osijek

Časopis indeksira:

  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus

Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:

  • EMBASE (Excerpta Medica)
  • Bulletin Signalétique
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Criminology, Penology and Police Science Abstracts
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
  • Biological Abstracts
  • Current Awareness in Biological Sciences
  • Scopus