Agatovure Ohwojero Suresha

aDelta State University Abraka.

American Journal of Anatomy and Physiology 2D

The estimation of individual variation using demographic features has long been considered as a useful marker within the domain of biological anthropology. The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship of nasal dimensions with thumbprint ridge counts among students of Delta State University, Abraka. The study investigated a total of three hundred and eighty – four (384) subjects. Data from this study was analyzed with the aid of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS, version 21.0). Student T-test was used in testing the significance difference between mean of males and females. The results shows that females have higher ulner ridge on right thumb, Males have higher arch, Whorl ridge in the right thumb and also Males have higher Ulner, arch, whorl ridge on the left thumb. The study therefore concludes that sexual dimorphism exists among studied parameters.

Keywords: Nasal Dimensions, Thumbprint, Students

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