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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 3)
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Anthropometric Studies of Cephalic Length, Cephalic Breadth and Cephalic Indices of the Ibibios of Nigeria

G.S. Oladipo, P.D. Okoh and E.E. Isong
Corresponding Author:  Oladipo Gabriel Sunday 

Key words:  Anthropometry, cephalic breadth, cephalic index, cephalic length, Ibibios, ,
Vol. 2 , (3): Page No: 104-106
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2010 March, 02 2010 March, 17 2010 June, 25
Abstract:

This study was aimed at determining the cephalic length, cephalic breadth and cephalic index of the Ibibios of Nigeria, which would be useful in clinical practice, forensic medicine, anthropology and genetic study. The study was carried out using 800 subjects of Ibibios who were between the ages of 18 80years, comprising of 400(four hundred) males and 400(four hundred) females. The subjects which were Ibibios by both parents and grandparent were randomly selected. The cephalic length (CL), cephalic breadth (CB) and cephalic index (CI) were determ ined using standard methods. The data obtained showed that the mean values of the CL, CB and CI were 19.060.77cm, 15.200.71cm and 79.854.05 respectively for males and 18.800.77cm, 14.700.67cm and 78.366.12 respectively for the females. The CI shows that Ibibio males and females belong to the mesocephalic group. The mean value of CL, CB, and CI for Ibibios (male and female) were 18.930.79cm, 14.950.73cm and 79.115.24 respectively. Statistical analysis using z-test indicated that significant difference exists between the males and the females with males showing higher values in all the parameters (p<0.05). This data is expected to be of clinical, forensic, anthropological and genetic importance importance.
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G.S. Oladipo, P.D. Okoh and E.E. Isong, 2010. Anthropometric Studies of Cephalic Length, Cephalic Breadth and Cephalic Indices of the Ibibios of Nigeria.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(3): Page No: 104-106.
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