On Bennett's measure of sex dimorphism

Ranajit Chakraborty, Partha P. Majumder

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Abstract

A modified measure of sex dimorphism for quantitative traits is suggested considering the regions of nonoverlap of the distributions of the trait in the two sex groups. Some inadequacies of an earlier measure that disregards the presence of members of the opposite sex group beyond the threshold value discriminating the two distributions are indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-298
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1982

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Keywords

  • Anthropometry
  • Methodology
  • Sex dimorphism

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