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CRANIAL ANTHROPOMETRY IN 600 NORTH INDIAN ADULTS

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Author(s): Sanjay Gupta | Patnaik. V . V. Gopichand | Subhash Kaushal | Sudha Chhabra | Vipin Garsa

Journal: International Journal of Anatomy and Research
ISSN 2321-4287

Volume: 01;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 115;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Craniometry | Cephalic index | Dolichocephalic | Mesocephalic.

ABSTRACT
The present study was conducted on 600 adults, comprising of equal number of males and females, within the age group of 18 year and above and of North Indian origin. The purpose of study was to access the head length, head width and to find out the relationship of these parameters with each other. Cephalic Index was calculated. The data so obtained was compiled and analysed statistically to observe baseline data and then compared with previous available data. This data can be useful for experts in forensic and allied surgical branches. The average head breadth and head length found in study were 139.51 mm, 186.88 mm respectively in males and 136.19 mm, 177.74 mm respectively in females. On the basis this study it was concluded that North Indian males have dolichocephalic type of head and females have mesocephalic type of head.
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