Cephalic Index in Population of District Jhalawar, Rajasthan According to Food Habit and it's Significance

  • Sami Ahmed Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur (Rajasthan), India.
  • Brijeshkumar R. Aghera Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, (Rajasthan), India.
  • Gopal Sharma Professor; Department of Anatomy, Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, (Rajasthan), India.
  • Manoj Kumar Sharma Professor, Department of Anatomy, Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, (Rajasthan), India.
  • M. S. Rathore Sr. Professor, Department of Anatomy, Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, (Rajasthan),
Keywords: cephalic index, dolicocephalic, vegetarian, non-vegetarian


Background: Cephalic index exhibits sexual differences and different shapes of head. This information will be highly important for Plastic surgeons, Forensic Scientists, Anatomists, Human Biologists, Criminologists & Physical Anthropologists.

Materials & Methods: The present study was observed on 200 living subjects of Jhalawar district Rajasthan (100 male and 100 female) of 18 to 25 years in the year of 2013 with the objective to study the sex differences and food habitual in cephalic index. Cephalic index was investigated with the help of head length and width with the use of spreading caliper.

Results: The study showed that mean cephalic index was higher in females than in males. Conclusion: Predominant head type was dolicocephalic in both sexes.


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Ahmed S, Aghera BR, Sharma G, Sharma MK, Rathore MS. Cephalic Index in Population of District Jhalawar, Rajasthan According to Food Habit and it’s Significance. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2018Jun.29 [cited 2021Jun.16];4(2):56-8. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/340