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《Acta Anthropologica Sinica》 2005-02
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A Study of the Physical Characteristics of the Bouyei Nationality

ZHENG Lian-bin~1,ZHANG Shu-li~1,LU Shun-hua~2, ZHAO Zhou~1,SUO Li-ya~2,YANG Jian-hui~3(1. Department of Biology, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin300074; (2. Institute of Life Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Huhhot010022; (3. Qiannan Medical College for Nationalities,Duyun558000)  
Physical characteristics of 494 Bouyei nationality adults(259 males and 235 females) were investigated. Means and the standard deviations of 58 anthropometric measurements, 31 physical indices and the percentages, and 9 somatoscopic measurements were calculated. Comparisons of the results were made with other nationalities in China. The physical characteristics of the Bouyei nationality show the follow characteristics:The eye fold of the upper eyelid was common in this group (95.4% in males and 97.0% in females). The Mongoloid fold had a low frequency as it was observable in 30.5% males and 35.3% females. The nasal root height was medium in the most of males and low in females. The nostril height was medium and lobe type was frequently rounded. Hair color was black and eye color was commonly brown. Most males and females had yellow to light yellow skin color. Some common physical types, included brachycephaly, hypsicephaly, tapeinocephalic, euruprosopy, mesorrhiny, a medium length of trunk, and medium chest circumference, a broad shoulder breadth and a broad distance between iliac crests. The average stature was 158.6cm for males and 149.4cm for females.
【Fund】: 国家自然科学基金资助项目(30170482)
【CateGory Index】: Q983
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