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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 14, No. 3, 2011, pp. 219-221
Bioline Code: md11036
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2011, pp. 219-221

 en Nasofacial Anthropometry of Adult Bini Tribe In Nigeria
Omotoso, D.R.; Oludiran, O.O. & Sakpa, C.L.

Abstract

Variation is a common phenomenon in the physiognomy of humans. Therefore, physical anthropometry provides the techniques to assess human body dimensions and to describe morphological variations that exist among different human population. This study was conducted to describe the physical morphometric characteristics of face and nose of the Bini tribe in Nigeria. It involved 450 Bini subjects (230 males and 220 females) aged between 16 to 35 years. The results showed sexual dimorphism in all the dimensions of face and nose studied with the males having higher mean values than the females. The mean facial and nasal indices was 86.93 and 97.32 respectively. This implied the prevalence of mesoproscopic face type and platyrrhine nose type among the Bini tribe in Nigeria. This study showed age and gender as important factors in the description of human physiognomy.

Keywords
Anthropometry, Nose, Face, Bini Tribe, Nigeria

 
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