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2009 (Vol. 1, Issue: 2)
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Comparative Study of the Sub-pubic Angles of Adult Ijaws and Igbos

G.S. Oladipo, H.A.A. Ugboma and Y.A. Suleiman
Corresponding Author:  Oladipo Gabriel Sunday 

Key words:  Sub-pubic angle, sexual, racial, regional variation, ethnic group, anthropology,
Vol. 1 , (2): Page No: 26-29
Submitted Accepted Published
2009 June, 10 2009 July, 28

This aim of this study was carried out to solve the aforementioned problems and to provide a comprehensive data for use by anthropologist and medical practitioner.Two hundred anteroposterior pelvic radiographs of adult indigenous Ijaws and Igbos aged 20-65 years w ere studied to determine their sub-pubic angle. The angle ranged from 91 -123 and 74-111 for male Ijaws and Igbos respectively, w hile for female Ijaws and Igbos ranged from 100-146 and 90-140 respectively. The standard deviation of 12.06 and 12.85 were for female Ijaws and Igbos respectively. Women had significantly wider angle than men (p<0.05) due to childbearing factor as indeed, has previously been shown in other population group studied. The value of the sub-pubic angle in adult Ijaws and Igbos can be said to be obtuse in females, but overlap between acute and obtuse in males. Using the watershed sub-pubic angle derived from mean of previously documented studies and present study, 62.5% of Nigerians, 63% of Ugandan, and 71% of Malawians could be accurately assigned to the black race. The study has demonstrated not only sexual but also regional variability of this angle among Ijaws and Igbos and among different population groups. This study is important and is therefore recommended to obstetricians, physical and forensic anthropologists especially in developing countries.
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G.S. Oladipo, H.A.A. Ugboma and Y.A. Suleiman, 2009. Comparative Study of the Sub-pubic Angles of Adult Ijaws and Igbos.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 1(2): Page No: 26-29.
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