Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.1 (July 2017)

Page No.: 4129-4135

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.268


Raymond Saa-Eru Maalman 1, Chrissie Stansie Abaidoo *2, JoshuaTetteh 3, Nancy Darkoa Darko 3, Obed Ohene-Djan Atuahene 3, Atta Kusi Appiah 3, Thomas Diby 3.

1 Department of Anatomy School of Medicine, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana.

*2 Professor, Department of Anatomy School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

3 Department of Anatomy School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Address for Correspondence: Professor Chrissie Stansie Abaidoo, PhD., Department of Anatomy School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, Tel: +233 208 126 817, Fax: +233 322 062 190. E-Mail: knustsmsanat@gmail.com


Facial indices are among the most important cephalometric parameters useful in inter-racial and intra-racial morphological classification and categorization.   As such, facial parameters serve as prominent identification tools in combination with fingerprint patterns for biometric and forensic purposes in the developed world.  However in Ghana, although emphasis is placed on the face in the photographic recognition systems used in the issuance of passports, very little information is available on metric facial data, facial types and their distribution patterns and their association with ethnicity, sex and age.  Therefore the aim of this study is to generate baseline data on facial dimensions and their relationship with height, age and sex of the Sisaalas and Dagaabas of the Upper West Region of Ghana.  A total of 387 healthy individuals (202 females and 185 males), between 18 – 60 years of age were recruited for the study.  The results of the study showed that male facial parameters had significantly higher dimensions than those of the female participants.

Key words: Cephalometric, Sex, Tribe, Reconstruction, Ghana.


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Cite this article: Raymond Saa-Eru Maalman, Chrissie Stansie Abaidoo, JoshuaTetteh, Nancy Darkoa Darko, Obed Ohene-Djan Atuahene, Atta Kusi Appiah, Thomas Diby. ANTHROPOMETRIC STUDY OF FACIAL MORPHOLOGY IN TWO TRIBES OF THE UPPER WEST REGION OF GHANA. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.1):4129-4135. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.268