Anthropometrical variations in cephalic index in Indian medical students and its relation with sex
Introduction: Cephalic index is useful anthropologically for deciding the race and sex of an individual as it is greatly affected by age, sex, geographical factors.
Material and methods: In the present study, 90 medical students were taken as subjects and head length, head breadth, and cephalic index were measured. Aim: To study anthropometrical variations in the cephalic index in Indian medical students and its relation with sex.
Results: Indian males had a mean cephalic index of 78.01 and they were mesocephalic and females had a mean cephalic index of 81.41and were brachycephalic.
Conclusion: The data is important in forensic medicine, anthropology, genetics, and the identification of individuals.
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