Volume : IX, Issue : IV, April - 2019

VARIATION OF EAR PARAMETERS AMONG ANNANG ETHNIC GROUP OF NIGERIA

Ekemini I. Johnson, Akpan U. Ekanem

Abstract :

The study was to establish the normative morphometric ear properties and height of Annang ethnic group of South–South Nigeria, highlight differences between sexes and changes with age. A total of 400 subjects (233 females and 167 males) of 16–80 years of age which met the inclusion criteria were used. Standardized measurement of human height, total ear height and width, concha height and width, lobar height and width and ear projection were taken. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 23. The mean human height was 1.61±0.08m. Total ear height, concha height and lobar height were 57.52±4.48mm; 26.2±12.89mm and 14.92±2.74mm, respectively. Total ear width, concha width, lobar width and ear projection were 34.19±3.55mm; 18.92±2.15mm; 14.01±3.61mm and 17.00±2.42mm, respectively. Ear parameters were higher in the males except for lobar width (p< 0.05). The total ear height, lobar height and width increased with age (p<0.05). Age positively correlated with right ear height with r value of 0.321 in males and 0.432 in females. The incidence of ear prominence was 7.5% in the general population. Among the Annang ethnic group, human height had a low positive correlation with total ear height.

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VARIATION OF EAR PARAMETERS AMONG ANNANG ETHNIC GROUP OF NIGERIA, Ekemini I. Johnson, Akpan U. Ekanem INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-4 | April-2019


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