Cephalic and Facial Indices Among Kosovo-Albanian Population

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022013000200017
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Gloria Staka; Metush Disha & Fatmir Dragidella


Cephalic and facial indices are used to estimate the racial and sex differences. This study was carried out to establish standards for craniofacial variables and distribution of cephalic and facial indices in Kosovo - Albanian population. The study population consisted of 204 dental students (101 males and 103 females, aged 18 to 30). Four basic craniofacial variables (head length, head breadth, morphological face height and face breadth) were measured to obtained cephalic and facial indices. All measured craniofacial variables are considerably higher in males than in females (p<0.0001). In the Kosovo – Albanian population brachycephalic type of head (44.61 %) and hyperleptoprosopic type of face (63.34%) prevail.

KEY WORDS: Cephalic index; Facial index; Brachycephalic; Hyperleptoprosopic; Kosovo-Albanian Population.

How to cite this article

STAKA, G.; DISHA, M. & DRAGIDELLA, F. Cephalic and facial indices among Kosovo-Albanian Pupulation. Int. J. Morphol., 31(2):468-472, 2013.