Study of Cephalic Index in Indian Students

Yagain, Vaishali Kiran and Pai, Shakunthala R and Kalthur, Sneha G and Chethan, P and Hemalatha, I (2012) Study of Cephalic Index in Indian Students. International Journal of Morphology, 30 (1). pp. 125-129.

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Abstract

Cephalic index is important parameter for deciding race and sex of an individual whose identity is unknown. Cephalic index and head shape are greatly affected by geographical, sex, age and racial factors. Present study aimed at working out cephalic index in Indian students. 100 students were taken as subjects and head length, head breadth were measured. Indian males had mean cephalic index of 77.92 and they were mesocephalic and females had mean cephalic index of 80.85 and they were brachycephalic. The comparison was statistically significant. The data is utmost important in forensic medicine, anthropology and in genetics

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cephalic index; Head length; Head breadth; Anthropometry
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 06:38
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2013 06:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79413

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