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Comparative Study of the Sub-Pubic Angles of Adult Ikwerres and Kalabaris

Author(s): Dr. G.S. Oladipo

Journal: Asian Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 2040-8765

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 107;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Anthropology | ethnic group | racial | regional variation | sexual | sub-pubic angle

The aim of this study is to document the sub-pubic angles of adult Ikwerres and Kalabaris and toprovide a comprehensive data for use by anthropologists and medical practitioners. Six hundred (600)anteroposterior pelvic radiographs of adult indigenous Ikwerres and Kalabaris aged 20-70 years were studiedto determine their sub-pubic angle. The angles ranged from 75-126º and 86-128º for male Ikwerres andKalabaris respectively, while for female Ikwerres and Kalabaris ranged from 96-142º and 95-151º respectively.The standard deviation of 3.00 and 3.17 were for female Ikwerres and Kalabaris respectively. Women hadsignificantly wider angle than men (p
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