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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 3)
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Comparative Study of the Sub-Pubic Angles of Adult Ikwerres and Kalabaris

G.S. Oladipo, P.D. Okoh and J.S. Hart
Corresponding Author:  Oladipo Gabriel Sunday 

Key words:  Anthropology, ethnic group, racial, regional variation, sexual, sub-pubic angle,
Vol. 2 , (3): Page No: 107-110
Submitted Accepted Published
2010 March, 16 2010 March, 30 2010 June, 25

The aim of this study is to document the sub-pubic angles of adult Ikwerres and Kalabaris and to provide a comprehensive data for use by anthropologists and medical practitioners. Six hundred (600) anteroposterior pelvic radiographs of adult indigenous Ikwerres and Kalabaris aged 20-70 years were studied to determine their sub-pubic angle. The angles ranged from 75-126 and 86-128 for male Ikwerres and Kalabaris respectively, while for female Ikwerres and Kalabaris ranged from 96-142 and 95-151 respectively. The standard deviation of 3.00 and 3.17 were for female Ikwerres and Kalabaris 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 Ikw erres and Kalabaris 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 Ikwerres and K alabaris 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, P.D. Okoh and J.S. Hart, 2010. Comparative Study of the Sub-Pubic Angles of Adult Ikwerres and Kalabaris.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(3): Page No: 107-110.
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