Mahesh Kumar, Patnaik VV Gopichand
Abstract: Facial anthropometry is important for determining race and sex of an unidentified individuals.The present study was conducted in Department of Anatomy, MM institute of medical sciences & research, Mullana (Ambala), on 800 Haryanvi adults comprising of 400 males and 400 females aged 18 to 40 years. Prior informed written consent was obtained from subjects. Inclusion and exclusion criteria for the study were predefined. The purpose of study was to create, evaluate data on face anthropometry. Three measurements, the morphological facial length, bigonial diameter and stature were taken by using standard anthropometric instruments. From the study it was concluded that the mean morphological facial length was 11.07cm in male and 10.21cm in female. Bigonial breadth was 11.45cm in male & 10.33 in female and the stature was 168.71 cm in male and 155.18 cm in female. So, all the measurements were more in males as compared to females. The morphological facial length frequency showed that 54 % males and 35.75 % females have very low facial length, 28 % male and 16.25 % female have low, 15.25 % males and 18.75 % females have medium, 2.5 % males and 14.75 % females have high and 0.25 % males and 14.5 % females have very high facial length. The stature frequency showed that 9.5 % males and 0.75 % females have very tall stature, 28.25 % males & 33.25 % females have upper medium stature, 23 % males & 26.75 % females have medium stature, 7 % males & 18.25 % females have very lower stature and 2.75 % males & 7 % females have short stature and 0.25 % males have very stature.
Keywords: Anthropometry, Haryanvi, population, face, facial length