Anthropometric Study of Human Hip Bones of Southern Brazilians by Rabbi Method


  • Maria Olivia Romão
  • Wagner Costa Rossi Junior
  • Wagner Corsini
  • Luís Henrique Rapucci Moraes
  • Geraldo José Medeiros Fernandes
  • Denismar Alves Nogueira
  • Alessandra Esteves


Pelvis, Hip bone, Forensic anthropology, Pelvimetry, Ethnic group


Forensic anthropology is a branch of forensic sciences that deals with research and aims to determine the identity of an individual by means of the origin of remains, general patterns of identification and individualizing characteristics. Currently, as Brazil has a significant percentage of homicides, serious accidents and natural disasters, it is necessary to use more precise anthropometric techniques to search for victim identification. Therefore, this study proposes to measure human hip bones using bone anthropometry technique, more specifically pelvimetry in order to determine standard measures for this bone for people of the south region of Minas Gerais. The measures obtained were as follows: VDA data was 49.74 ± 3.49 for right hip bone (RHB) and 51.06 for left hip bone (LHB). GSND data was 33.18 ± 3.08 for RHB and 32.96 ± 3.35 for LHB. Regarding CGSN measure, the values were 81.23 ± 6.74 for RHB and 82.87 ± 6.77 for LHB. DASIS results were 114.1 ± 6.62 for RHB and 112.4 ± 5.90 for LHB. OFD measures were 45.95 ± 4.21 for RHB and 47 ± 3.98 for LHB while OFL data were 31.34 ± 3.56 for RHB 30.42 ± 2.82 for LHB. the results above, one could conclude that there were significant differences in the measure of the hip bone when compared with data published for other ethnic groups. It is suggested that such differences may be related to the multiple genetic miscegenation that occurred in this region of Brazil during 500 years or more after colonization.




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Maria Olivia Romão, Wagner Costa Rossi Junior, Wagner Corsini, Luís Henrique Rapucci Moraes, Geraldo José Medeiros Fernandes, Denismar Alves Nogueira, & Alessandra Esteves. (2020). Anthropometric Study of Human Hip Bones of Southern Brazilians by Rabbi Method. Brazilian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Medical Law and Bioethics, 9(3), 356–365. Retrieved from



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