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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 8, Issue 2, August 2013 pp 87-89
Study of Cephalic Index in South Gujarat
Kanan Uttekar1, Deepa S. Gupta2, Rashida Andani3, Dharati M. Kubavat4, Shaileshkumar K. Nagar5, Padma Varlekar6
1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy S. M. I. M. E. R., Surat, Gujarat, INDIA.
3Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, G. M. E. R. S., Ahmedabad, INDIA.
4Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, INDIA.
5Professor, GMERS Medical College, Department of Anatomy, Gotri, Vadodara, INDIA.
6Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, G. M. E. R. S., Gandhinagar, Gujarat, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Cephalic Index is race and sex specific parameter. Cephalic Index is different in various racial groups. The present study was determined to identify Cephalic Index of South Gujarat population and compare it with the available data of various Indian populations. The study revealed that Mean Cephalic Index for South Gujarat was 81.2. Cephalic Index shows sexual dimorphism. Mean Cephalic Index for males was 80.88 and for females it was 82.48. We also found that in all available data as well as in our findings Cephalic Index was higher in females compared to males. Such data is of great medico legal and forensic importance which indicates that Cephalic Index can be used as marker of ethnicity, sex and race.