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Research Paper | Anatomy and Histology | Oman | Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015
Morphometric Estimation of Cephalic Index in North Indian Population: Craniometrics Study
Anil Kumar  | Mahindra Nagar
Abstract: Craniometrics studies demonstrated that head shape varies in different races and population is related to the cephalic index. The purpose of this study was to establish specific standards data for sex determination from the cranium in north Indian population. The present study was carried out with 80 (45 male & 35 female) dry human skull procured from University College of Medical science, Delhi. Cranial measurements were taken, data tabulated and statistically analyzed. The mean cephalic index was 74.404.36. The mean cephalic index for male was 73.753.56 and for female was 75.225.15. The difference between male and female cephalic index was statistically significant (p< 0.001). The result of present study shows that majority of north Indian population are Dolicocephalic or Mesocephalic. This study will serve as basis of comparison for future studies on other geographical region population.
Keywords: Cephalic index, Cranium length, Cranium breadth, Dolicocephalic, Head shape
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015,
Pages: 1976 - 1982