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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60-65

Gonial angle values in 12 to 15 year – old Nigerians


Department of Child Dental Health, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

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N Folaranmi
Department of Child Dental Health, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
Nigeria
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Background: this study was carried out on 12 – 15 year old Nigerian school children to measure and provide baseline data for the gonial angle. Study design: One hundred orthodonticaly untreated subjects were randomly selected by multistage sampling to participate in this study. Lateral cephalometric radiographs of the one hundred, 12-15 years old school children, were taken. Manual tracings of the cephalograms were done and the measurements were recorded, summarized and statistically analyzed. Result: The mean age of the population studied was 12.16years. There were 40 males (40%) and 60 females (60%). The gonial angle for males was found to be 128.04° ±3.69° while that for females was 128.67°±4.99°. No significant difference was noted in the mean value for males and females. (p<0.05). Following a combined data analysis for both males and females, the mean biological gonial angle value obtained was 128.42° ± 5.05°. Conclusion: No significant difference was noted in the values for males and females.


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