An Investigation on Facial and Cranial Anthropometric Measurements among 20-35 Year Old Individuals in the City of Mashhad

PezeshkiRad, Hosein and Jahanbin, Arezoo and Modabber, Maryam (2007) An Investigation on Facial and Cranial Anthropometric Measurements among 20-35 Year Old Individuals in the City of Mashhad. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 31 (4). pp. 261-268.

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Introduction: Anthropology is the science of body sizes evaluation in living people. The science could be useful in diagnosis of diseases especially syndromes. Thus the aim of this study was to determine the mean value of 20 craniofacial anthropometric parameters among 20-35 year old individuals of both sexes in the city of Mashhad. Materials & Methods: This cross sectional analytical study was carried out among 160 skeletal class I adults with normal face height, including 80 men & 80 women between 20 and 35 years of age. Twenty anthropometric parameters of the craniofacial complex (16 facial and 4 cranial) were measured on each subject by use of digital sliding caliper and soft measuring tape. Finally, the mean value of these parameters were determined according to sex. Furthermore, the mean anthropometric measurements of Iranians was compared with Canadians. Student-t test was used for comparing the measured values. Results: In this study, all measurements in men were significantly greater than women (P<0.05).On the other hand, anthropometric measurements in Iranians and Canadians were significantly different, except for n'-gn' and zy'-zy' in men and t-gn'-t and ft'-ft' in women. Conclusion: This study showed that all of the anthropometric measurements in women are smaller than men in the city of Mashhad. Furthermore it was revealed that in Mashhad young adults, soft tissue glabella and subnasal in relation to tragion were more retruded than Canadians, also the width and height of face in females in Mashhad were significantly greater than Canadian young women. Key words: Anthropometry, Face, Cranium, Mashhad.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 13:37
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