International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part D (2018)
An anthropometric study of cephalic index in female students of Jhalawar region
Sami Ahmed, Dr. Gopal Sharma, Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma and Dr. MS Rathore
Study of an individual’s cephalic length, cephalic breadth and cephalic index is useful in clinical practice, forensic medicine, anthropology and genetic study. It is a useful tool to distinguish race and sex in medico-legal cases. Cephalic index also varies geographically.
Aims & Objectives: To study the cephalic index and head shape in female students of age group between 18 to 25 years of Jhalawar district Rajasthan State.
Materials and Methods: Present study is carried out in the Govt. Girls PG College Jhalawar (Raj.). For this study, total 100 females subjects were selected randomly, between 18 to 25 years of age. Cephalic length and breadth were measured using spreading calliper and cephalic index was determined using standard methods. Data analysis was done by using statistical method.
Results: Cephalic index of females belong to the dolicocephalic group. In our observations, mean value of cephalic index is 74.39 for females.
Conclusion: In Jhalawar region of Rajasthan, there is predominance of dolicocephalic head of females.
How to cite this article:
Sami Ahmed, Dr. Gopal Sharma, Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma, Dr. MS Rathore. An anthropometric study of cephalic index in female students of Jhalawar region. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(5):215-217.