Title: North Indian Population Based Study of the Cephalic Index
Authors: Laxmi Devi, Pankaj Singh, M. Haque, Prerna Gupta
Cephalic index is very important parameter to find out racial differences and sex of an individual whose identity is unknown. It is also known as cranial index or Index of breadth. There is lesser published literature about CI of north Indian population, that why we under took this study to document the cephalometric characteristics and gender differences in CI of north Indian population. Head length, head breadth and CI were determined for 400 adult (above the age of 20 years) of north Indian population. The mean Cephalic index was 77.88±4.57 and higher incidences of mesocephalic. Cephalic index is useful parameter for forensic experts, plastic surgeons, anatomists, anthropologists, oral surgeons, clinicians and in research studies.
Keywords: Anthropology, Cephalic index Races, Anthropologists.