Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.1 (July 2017)

Page No.: 4078-4081

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.254


Syed Imran Sultan *1, Vishal M. Tekale 1, C. V. Diwan 2.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy,  Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College Nanded, Maharashtra, India.

2 Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy,  Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College Nanded, Maharashtra, India.

Correspondence: Dr. Syed Imran Sultan, Department of Anatomy,  Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College Nanded, Maharashtra, India,

E-Mail: drsyedimran86@gmail.com 


Background: Cephalic Index is a useful anthropological tool for analysis of racial differences in a population and also to ascertain sexual dimorphism.  Comparison of changes in cephalic index between parents, offspring’s and siblings can give information about the genetic transmission of the inherited characters.

Materials and Methods: This study was carried on 200 medical students (100 male and 100 female students) of Marathwada region. The Cephalic Index was measured using Hrdlicka’s Method.

Result: Mean Cephalic Index for male student was 79.12 + 6.02 and for female student was 78.67 + 6.45. Mean cephalic index irrespective of gender was found to be 78.89 + 6.23.

Conclusion: In Marathwada region of Maharashtra, there is a pre dominance of mesocephalic head. The data presented in the present study can be useful for comparison among the regional differences and in forensic medicine and anthropology for comparative and evolutionary studies.

Key Words: cephalic index, head length, head breadth, anthropometry, marathwada region.


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Cite this article: Syed Imran Sultan, Vishal M. Tekale, C. V. Diwan. STUDY OF CEPHALIC INDEX AMONG THE STUDENTS OF MARATHWADA REGION. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.1):4078-4081. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.254