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Efficacy of lip prints for determination of sex and inter observer variability

Manas Bajpai, Namita Mishra, Pradeep Yadav and Shailesh Kumar

To find out the potential for determination of sex of an individual from the configuration of lip prints. This study was conducted on 80 patients from Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, 40 males and 40 females, aged between 20 and 30 years. It was a blind folded study carried out by two investigators. Lipstick (bright red color and non glossy was used), Cellophane tape, Scissors, White bond paper, Foldable magnifying lens. After evaluating 80 patients by two examiner. Overall accuracy by first examiner was found to be 70 % (Out of 80 patients 56 were diagnosed correctly), While the second examiner had an accuracy rate of 73.75 % (Out of 80 patients 59 were diagnosed correctly). The results were subjected to statistical analysis.