Estudio del Índice cefálico en estudiantes Indios

Translated title of the contribution: Study of cephalic index in Indian students

Vaishali Kiran Yagain, Shakunthala R. Pai, Sneha G. Kalthur, P. Chethan, I. Hemalatha

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Cephalic index is important parameter for deciding race and sex of an individual whose identity is unknown. Cephalic index and head shape are greatly affected by geographical, sex, age and racial factors. Present study aimed at working out cephalic index in Indian students. 100 students were taken as subjects and head length, head breadth were measured. Indian males had mean cephalic index of 77.92 and they were mesocephalic and females had mean cephalic index of 80.85 and they were brachycephalic. The comparison was statistically significant. The data is utmost important in forensic medicine, anthropology and in genetics.

Translated title of the contributionStudy of cephalic index in Indian students
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Morphology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 03-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy


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