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Anthropometric Study of the Index (2nd) and Ring (4th) Digits in Ebira Ethnic Group of Nigeria

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Author(s): A.O. Ibegbu | Z.C. Danjuma | W.O. Hamman | U.E. Umana | D.T. Ikyembe | S.A. Musa

Journal: Asian Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 2040-8765

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 79;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: 2D:4D digit ratios | anthropometry | finger | ebira tribe | height | weight

ABSTRACT
The Anthropometric Study of Index (2D) and Ring (4D) Digits of Ebira tribe of Nigeria was carried out to determine the values of the 2D and 4D digit ratios and correlate them with other anthropometric variables. Six hundred adults between ages of 18 years and above were recruited randomly excluding those with hand deformities. Three hundred were males and three hundred were females and of these numbers, one hundred males and one hundred females students were selected from each of the participating areas. The index (2D) and ring (4D) digit lengths were measured from the basal crease to the tips using a digital measuring tape and the height and weight were measured. The 2D:4D ratios were then determined for each subject while the height and weight were used to calculate the BMI and the data analyzed. The results show significant difference (p
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