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Medico-Legal Update
Year : 2018, Volume : 18, Issue : 1
First page : ( 232) Last page : ( 235)
Print ISSN : 0971-720X. Online ISSN : 0974-1283.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-1283.2018.00050.6

Age Estimation Based on the Facial Wrinkles among Indonesian's Adult Population

Afandi Dedi1,*, Sitepu Andrei Kurnia Pranata2

1Forensic and Legal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Riau

2Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Riau

*Corresponding Author: Dedi Afandi, M.D., D.F.M., Forensic Medicine Specialist, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Forensic and Legal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University Riau, Jl. Diponegoro 1, Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia, Telp/Fax: +62-761-839265. Mobile phone: +62811751976. E-mail: dediafandi4n6@gmail.com

Online published on 6 January, 2018.

Abstract

The emergence of facial wrinkles is a process of skin aging along with advancing age in humans. To estimate age based on facial wrinkles, we conducted cross-sectional study among Indonesian's adult population. Sample in this study were Indonesian adult consisted of 35 male subjects and 35 female subjects with age ≥ 20 years old. The facial wrinkles were studied on the forehead-glabela and around the eyes. There were significant differences in forehead-glabela score between male and female (p=0.002), while the score around the eyes and total scores showed no significant difference with p respectively 0.802 and 0.102. Based on the linear regression, age can be estimated from the total scores: estimated age for male = 21.951 + 6.821 (total scores) ± 3.292 and estimated age for female = 20.256 + 6.643 (total scores) ± 3.333.

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Keywords

Age estimation, facial wrinkle, Indonesian population.

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