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The effect of ethnicity on facial anthropometry in Northern Iran

Jahanshahi, M. and Golalipour, M.J. and Heidari, K. (2008) The effect of ethnicity on facial anthropometry in Northern Iran. Singapore Medical Journal, 49 (11). pp. 940-943. ISSN 00375675 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction: The evaluation and measurement of human body dimensions are achieved by physical anthropometry. Cephalometery is a branch of anthropometry science in which the head and face anatomical dimensions are measured. This research was conducted in view of the importance of anthropometric indices of the face in forensic medicine, surgery, paediatrics and medical imaging. Methods: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was set up to determine and compare the face shapes in Fars and Turkman ethnic groups of 808 normal 17- to 20-year-old males and females in Gorgon, North Iran (Fars group 407, male 200 and female 207; Turkman group 401, male 198 and female 203). The length and width of faces were determined by using classic cephalometery technique with Martin spreading callipers, and the shape of faces in the ethnic group of Fars and Turkman in both sexes was compared. Results: The dominant type of face shape in both the native Fars and Turkman females was euryprosopic (37.7 and 51.7 percent, respectively). The dominant type of face shape in the native Fars and Turkman males was mesoprosopic (44 and 38.4 percent, respectively). Conclusion: This study determined the possible effect of ethnicity on the diversity of face shapes in young males and females in this region.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Singapore Med. J. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 19037564 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Km 4 Gorgan-Sari Road, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cephalometry, Facial anthropometry, Prosopic index, adolescent, adult, anthropometry, article, controlled study, ethnicity, face asymmetry, facies, female, human, Iran, male, outcome assessment, Adolescent, Adult, Anthropometry, Cephalometry, Ethnic Groups, Face, Female, Geography, Head, Humans, Iran, Male, Reference Values
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 05:02
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2017 09:21
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2309

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