Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Craniofacial structures

Assessment of differences in craniofacial structures between Oraon and Non-Oraon boys

Dr. Kunj Bihari Patel,Dr. Meet Krishna,Dr. Avinash Thawait

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 2434-2442

In India, children living in the backward and drought-prone areas, urban slums and those
belonging to the socially backward groups like scheduled castes and tribal communities are
highly susceptible to undernutrition. But condition is worst among the scheduled tribal
communities. Most of the tribal people of India have their own geographically isolated life
style. Inadequate food habits along with traditional socio-cultural and biological activities
may lead to high proportion of child undernutrition. A total number of 100 Oraon Tribe boys
and 100 Non-Oraon boys were selected as subjects for the study.The data was collected on
students of school. They were grouped into two groups- Oraon and non Oraon. The mean CI
index varied between 72.35 to 78.08 in OT and NO both. The highest value for this index was
observed at 11+ and 17+ years in both groups respectively, while the lowest value was
observed at 8+ and 15+ years in both groups respectively