Study of Nasal Height for Sexual Dimorhism in 18-30 Years age Group People in Bhavanagr City of Gujarat
Nasal Height for Sexual Dimorhism
Introduction: Nasal parameters are important for estimation of stature, gender identification and age estimation. Commonly used Nasal parameters are Nasal height, Nasal breadth and Nasal width; Nasal height is one of the most reliable of which. Previous studies have reported racial differences and geographical variation in Nasal height along with importance in gender differentiation. This study was conducted with aim to measure Nasal heights of Bhavangar city population and check for Nasal height differences among males and females. Subjects and Methods: 510 subjects (243 male and 267 female) were enrolled in the present cross-sectional study, conducted at Government Medical College, Bhavanagar in 2011 after institutional ethical committee approval. Age group of the subjects enrolled in the study was 18 to 30 years. Nasal height was measured with the help of sliding caliper after informed and written consent of the subject. The data was compiled and analyzed with standard statistical methods by Microsoft excel and Epiinfo 7.0TM software. Results: Difference in mean nasal height of Males (46.241 ± 3.518 mm) and females (43.799 ± 3.419) was statistically significant at 95% confidence interval (p value = 0.0001). Conclusion: Nasal height can be used as one of the parameters for gender determination of the subject.