Nasal Index as seen at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, Nigeria

Stephen Agbomhekhe Ogah, Folu Emmanuel Ologe, David Adekunle Dunmade, Ismaila Adigun Lawal

Abstract


The aims of this study were to determine the nasal index in the target population, to compare it in both sexes and with previous studies. Eight hundred and ninety three volunteers (428 males and 465 females) within the age range of 18 to 35 years were recruited for the study. Data obtained through standard anthropometric methods were analyzed using the SPSS Version 17.0 computer soft ware. Male to female ratio was 1:1.1, mean age for male was 26.48± 4.86 and female was 26.31±4.85. Mean BMI was 22.37± 1.73kgm2 for males and 22.21±1.71 for females. Yoruba (82.3%) constitute the majority and the rest minority. Platyrrhine nose type (59.6%) and the nasal indices were higher in males than females.

Conclusion: platyrrhine nose type is the commonest in our environment.


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Nasal, index, UITH, Ilorin, Nigeria

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