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Facial height proportion among Sudanese population: Anthropometric study

Facial height proportion among Sudanese population: Anthropometric study

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Title: Facial height proportion among Sudanese population: Anthropometric study
Author: Eltohami, Yousif Idris; Atta, Abosofyan S; Saeed, Abduelaal M
Abstract: Background: Facial anthropometry has well−known implications in health− related felds. Current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment planning of dento−facial rehabilitation focus on the balance and harmony of various facial features. Objectives: This study aims to determine the facial height proportions among the endogamous communities in Khartoum in order to study Sudanese population differences. Methods: The current study included 720 participants (365 females (50.7%) and 355 males (49.3%)). The age range is between 18 to 60 years. A digital caliber was used to measure the upper facial third (trichon−glabella), middle facial third (glabella−subnasale), and lower facial third (subnasale−gnathion). Test of signifcance (p<0.05) were appropriately applied using SPSS version 22. Results: The proportions of all facial thirds were statistically different, the upper facial third (33.49%), the middle facial third (33.26%), and the lower facial third (33.25%). The correlation between age, gender and facial proportions were statistically signifcant. Conclusion: Variations in the facial height proportions among different groups are influenced by age, gender, and ethnic background. Investigation of the facial height is paramount in providing data for a specifc subset of population that maybe of great help in clinical−surgical practice.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27669


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