Craniofacial characteristics of Croatian and Syrian populations

Grbeša, Đurđica and Pezerović-Panijan, Ružica and Kalaya, Mohamed Nadim and Goršić, Irma and Čavčić, Anamarija and Žura, Nikolino and Berberović, Behija (2007) Craniofacial characteristics of Croatian and Syrian populations. Collegium antropologicum, 31 (4). pp. 1121-1125. ISSN 0350-6134 (Print)

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Abstract

Craniofacial area is apart of the human body which undergoes the greatest changes during development and is characterized by uneven growth. External and internal factors affect the growth and development of craniofacial structures. They are responsible for the occurrence of specific craniofacial characteristics in different races or populations within the same race. The present study investigates the possible differences of the basic head and face shapes between the Croatian and Syrian populations. The sample included 400 subjects of both sexes aged 18-24 years and was divided into a Croatian and a Syrian group with 200 subjects each. Six variables defined according to Martin and Saller were measured by standard anthropometric instruments. The results of the study demonstrated statistically significant differences between our subjects in all variables except face width. The dolichocephalic head type and the mesoprosopic face type were predominant in the Croatian population, while the brachycephalic head type and the euryprosopic face type dominated in the Syrian population.

Abstract in Croatian

Tijekom razvoja u tijelu čovjeka najviše se mijenja kraniofacijalno područje čiji je rast neujednačen. Na rast i razvoj kraniofacijalnih struktura utječu unutarnji i vanjski čimbenici. Oni su odgovorni za nastanak određenih kraniofacijalnih osobitosti pripadnika različitih rasa ili populacija unutar iste rase. Ovim radom istraživalo se je postoje li razlike u osnovnim oblicima glave i lica između hrvatske i sirijske populacije. Uzorak se je sastojao od 400 ispitanika oba spola, u dobi od 18 do 24 godine, podijeljenih u hrvatsku i sirijsku skupinu sa po 200 ispitanika u svakoj. Standardnim antropometrijskim instrumentima ispitanicima je mjereno 6 varijabli definiranih po Martinu i Salleru. Rezultati istraživanja pokazali su da između naših ispitanika postoje statistički značajne razlike u svim varijablama, osim u širini lica. U hrvatskoj populaciji dominira dolihokefalni tip glave i mezoprozopski tip lica, a u sirijskoj brahiokefalni tip glave i euriprozopski tip lica.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Cephalometry ; Face - anatomy & histology ; Head - anatomy & histology ; Adolescent ; Adult ; Croatia ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Syria
Departments: Katedra za histologiju i embriologiju
Depositing User: Boris Čičovački
Status: Published
Creators:
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Grbeša, ĐurđicaUNSPECIFIED
Pezerović-Panijan, RužicaUNSPECIFIED
Kalaya, Mohamed Nadim UNSPECIFIED
Goršić, IrmaUNSPECIFIED
Čavčić, AnamarijaUNSPECIFIED
Žura, NikolinoUNSPECIFIED
Berberović, BehijaUNSPECIFIED
Date: December 2007
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/437

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