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《Chinese Journal of Anatomy》 2003-03
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Physical anthropology of Hui nationality in Hunan province

REN Jia-Wu, CHEN Sheng-Hua, JIANG Sui-Bin, HE De-Fu, PENG Zhen-Shan, GONG Hao, YANG Sheng-Hai (Experimental Centre of Human Morphology, Nanhua University, Hengyang 421001)  
Objective: To study the characteristics of physical anthropology of Hui nationality in Hunan province. Methods: A total of 400 adults of Hui nationality were observed and measured in Hanshou County, Hunan Province. The ages of individuals ranged from 25 to 45. Seven items were observed and 26 measurements were made. Results: The direction of the palpebral fissure was horizontal(99.5% in males and 99% in females). The length-breadth index of the head was classified as mesocephaly and brachycephaly (43. 0% and 39. 5% in males), as brachycephaly and ultrabrachycephaly (59.0% and 20. 5% in females). The stature of the Hui in Hunan was of middle and sub-middle type, averaging 1 637.89 mm in males and 1 538.24 mm in females respectively. Conclusion: The results show that physical characters of Hui in Hunan have both general characters of the Mongoloids and their own special features.
【CateGory Index】: Q983
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