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GOLALIPOUR, Mohammad Jafar. The Variation of Head Shapes in 17-20 Years Old Native Fars Male in Gorgan-North of Iran. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.2, pp.187-190. ISSN 0717-9502.

Cephalic index and head shape are affected by geographical, gender, age and racial factors. This study carried out to determine cephalic index and head shape in 17-20 years old native Fars male in Gorgan, North of Iran. This descriptive study was done on 200 of 17-20 years old male native Fars by classic cephalometry in Gorgan, North of Iran. Mean and SD of cephalic index was 84.8 + 6.9. The head shape of 52% of individuals was hyperbrachycephalic, 25% brachycephalic, 21.5% mesocephalic and 1.5% dolichocephalic. Native Fars individuals showed typical hyperbrachycephalic. In comparing to other studies in world, we can conclude that the role of racial/ethnic factor in cephalic diameters

Keywords : Craniofacial forms; Cephalometry; Cephalic index; Prosopic index; Male.

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