Agatovure Suresh Benjamine
Department of Clinical Anatomy, Delta State University, NigeriaFulltext PDF
Estimation of individual variation using dermatoglyphic features has long been considered as a useful marker within the domain of biological anthropology. The aim of the study was to determine the relationship of nasal dimensions with thumbprint ridge counts among students of Delta State University, Abraka. Approval for this study was sought from the Research and Ethical Committee of the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Basic Medical Science, Delta State University, Abraka. The resent study investigated a total of three hundred and eighty four (384) subjects. The participants were asked to clean his/her thumb to remove any dirt that may be associated with the skin ridges. The thumb was then placed on the fingerprint sensor, digital persona. The nasal height and nasal width was also measured and nasal index was calculated as nasal height/nasal width X 100. Data obtained from the study was analyzed with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS, version 21.0) 21.0). The student’s t test was used in testing the statistical significance difference between mean of males and females. Results showed that females have significantly higher ulna ridge in the right thumb than their male counterpart. The arch was more on the right thumb of males than in the females while the whorl was significantly higher in males than in females. It was observed that males have significantly higher ulna ridge in the left thumb than their female counterpart. The arch was more on the left thumb of males than in the females while the whorl was significantly higher in males than in females. Nasal parameters were significantly higher in males than in females. The study therefore concludes that sexual dimorphism exists among studied parameters.
Benjamin SA. Relationship of Nasal Dimensions and Thumbprint among Students of Delta State University, Abraka. Ann Clin Anat. 2019;2(1):1007.