Anthropometric study of the 2D:4D digits ratio in Urhobo people of Southern Nigeria

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Ebeye O A

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ABSTRACT Background: Anthropometric study of the 2D:4D digits ratio in Urhobo people of Nigeria was carried out to determine the values of 2D and 4D lengths and ascertain if there are sexual differences between the 2D:4D ratios of male and female Urhobos. Materials and Method: A total of 300 volunteered (146 males and 154 females) Urhobo people were employed in the study aged 18 and above. The lengths of the index (2D) and ring (4D) digits were measured with a Vernier Caliper and 2D:4D digit ratios were calculated. Results: Results from the presents study showed that males had higher right index digit (R2D) lengths and ring digit (R4D) length compared to females. It was also revealed that males had higher left ring digit (L4D) lengths compared to females. However, females had higher left index (L2D) finger lengths compared to males. Conclusion: It was concluded from the study that males had lower 2D:4D digits ratios compared with that of females and this was statistically significant (P<0.05).

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A, Ebeye O. Anthropometric study of the 2D:4D digits ratio in Urhobo people of Southern Nigeria. International Journal of Forensic Medical Investigation, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 9-15, apr. 2018. ISSN 2489-0286. Available at: <http://ijfmi.com/index.php/home/article/view/57>. Date accessed: 10 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21816/ijfmi.v3i2.57.
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