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Journal of Anthropology
Volume 2013, Article ID 676924, 7 pages
Research Article

Craniofacial Anthropometric Profile of Adult Bangladeshi Buddhist Chakma Females

1Department of Anatomy, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong 4100, Bangladesh
2Department of Anatomy, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
3Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh 2200, Bangladesh
4Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh

Received 21 May 2013; Revised 7 August 2013; Accepted 21 August 2013

Academic Editor: Kaushik Bose

Copyright © 2013 Asma Mostafa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present descriptive, observational, and cross-sectional study was designed to establish the baseline measurements of the craniofacial anthropometrical parameters and indices of 100 adult Bangladeshi Buddhist Chakma females aged between 25 and 45 years, residing at different locations of Chittagong and Rangamati cities. A total of ten craniofacial variables were measured using physical and photographic procedures. Craniofacial indices were calculated from those craniofacial variables. The craniofacial indices showed that Chakma females are mostly hyperbrachycephalic, hypereuryprosopic, and mesorrhine, with intermediate eyes and long narrow ears.