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TAF Prev Med Bull. 2010; 9(4): 321-324

Pattern of Brain Weight in Three West African Populations

Emmanuel Igho Odokuma, Forae Gerald, Clement Vhriterhire.


AIM: The usefulness of brain weight in facilitating proper identification of skeletal remains and in emphasizing a common origin of studied populations is far reaching.
METHODS: This study involved 699 (male 361; female 338) volunteers whose age ranged 18 years and over. Respondents were selected along three ethnic groups including Urhobo (male 156; female 147), Ibo (male 141 female 145) and Edo (male 64; female 46) and it was ensured that population for the study was collected using a random stratified method.
RESULTS: The brain weight was measured using standard techniques and the mean weight was observed to be 1318g±139.71g with maximum value of 1711.00g and minimum value of 958.42g. Gender had a significant effect on brain weight (p

Key words: Brain Weight, Cranial Capacity, Cultures, Head Length, Head Breadth, Auricular Height

Article Language: Turkish English

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