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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Study of Cephalic Index in Indian Muslim Female Students- A Study in Ajmer Zone


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Author Details: Praveen Chouhan, Anjana Mathur, Ranjana Bardjatiya, Mohd. Amaan

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 154

Article End Page : 156


Abstract

Background: Variety of metric and non-metric measurements access the ethnic and sex differences of skull. The non-ethnic measurements are more subjective, and the actual measurements like cephalic indices provide a metric recording of size, proportions of cranial features. Cephalic indices play a crucial role in comparison of cephalic morphometry between parents, offspring and siblings and provide information on inheritance pattern.

Material & Method: The present study was performed on 100 females Muslim students of higher school & medical college of 18-23 year age groups, anthropometric points were measured by using spreading, sliding caliper.
Result: The present study showed the head of Muslim females is monocephalic.
Conclusion: Data is utmost important in forensic medicine, anthropology and in genetics.

Keywords: Cranial indices, Females, Anthropometric points, Correlation