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Hum Biol. 2008 Jun;80(3):313-30.

Comparison of Korean and Japanese head and face anthropometric characteristics.

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BED R&D Institute, ACE BED Company, 310-1, Sang Gok-Ri, Sam Sung-Myun, Eum Sung-Gun, Chung Cheong Buk-Do, Korea.


The primary purpose of this research is to collate, compare, and discuss the presently available data for head and face dimensions among Korean and Japanese ethnic groups. Classification of Korean male and female head and face types is simpler than classification of Japanese subjects. Male groups have more statistically significant morphological differences than females, and Japanese subjects display larger values for head and face measurement categories than Korean subjects. Japanese item values for head and face dimensions show distinct differences between male and female subjects compared to Korean subjects. Japanese male subjects have distinct differences from Korean male subjects and relatively lower values for head and face dimensions as age increases compared to Korean male subjects. Generally, female subjects have no regular tendency according to age compared to male subjects.

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