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Comparative Study of the Sub-pubic Angles of Adult Ijaws and Igbos

Author(s): Oladipo Gabriel Sunday

Journal: Asian Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 2040-8765

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 26;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Sub-pubic angle | sexual | racial | regional variation | ethnic group | anthropology

This aim of this study was carried out to solve the aforementioned problems and to provide acomprehensive data for use by anthropologist and medical practitioner.Two hundred anteroposterior pelvicradiographs of adult indigenous Ijaws and Igbos aged 20-65 years w ere studied to determine their sub-pubicangle. The angle ranged from 91º -123º and 74-111º for male Ijaws and Igbos respectively, w hile for femaleIjaws and Igbos ranged from 100-146º and 90-140º respectively. The standard deviation of 12.06 and 12.85were for female Ijaws and Igbos respectively. Women had significantly wider angle than men (p
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