Head Shape Cephalic Index Range 1 Dolichocephalic <75.0 2 Mesocephalic 75.0-79.9 3 Brachycephalic 80.0-84.9 4 Hyperbrachycephalic
85.0-89.9 Statistical Analysis
(2010) have shown that people with Apert syndrome are both hyperbrachycephalic
and narrow-faced [14, 15].
On basis of cephalic index head shapes are grouped in four international categories including dolichocephalic, brachycephalic, mesocephalic and hyperbrachycephalic
(Williams et al., 1995).
 It is also reported that individual with Apert's syndrome are hyperbrachycephalic
In case of cephalic index, it was found that about 80% of the Chakma females were hyperbrachycephalic
Table 1 Head Shape Range of Cephalic Index (%) Dolichocephalic Up to 74.9 Mesocephalic 75.0-79.9 Brachycephalic 80.0-84.9 Hyperbrachycephalic
85.0-89.9 Table 2: Cephalic Index in Different Endogamous Groups (Jat Sikhs, Banias, Majhbi Sikhs) n Mean Range Min Max S.D.
Viewed as the most important dimensional relation of cephalic measurements the cephalic index--the ratio of the maximum width of the head to its maximum length, multiplied by 100--classifies the shape of the human head into dolichocephalic, mesocephlic brachicephlic and hyperbrachycephalic
, ranging from the longest to the shortest (Williams et al., 1995; Iwaki et al, 2011).
The boys dominant and rare types were hyperbrachycephalic
(34.3%) and dolichocephalic (7.5%), respectively (Table III, Fig.
A lot of anthropologists' investigations say that approximately 80% of the Albanian people (in our research 76.9%, Table II) have a brachycephalic and hyperbrachycephalic
type of the head (Behluli; Dhima; Gavrilovic; Gluck; Mcculoch; Ylli).
On the basis of this index, skulls were classified as hyperdolichocephalic, dolichocephalic, mesocephalic, brachycephalic, and hyperbrachycephalic
Based on the cephalic index, the head shape of 42.4% of individuals were brachycephalic, 7.6% hyperbrachycephalic
, 40.9% mesocephalic and 8.1% dolicocephalic.
Dominant and rare type of head shape in native Fars group were hyperbrachycephalic
(53.6%) and dolichocephalic (15%), and in Turkman group were brachycephalic (58.1%) and dolichocephalic (0.05%), respectively.