Acta Anthropologica Sinica ›› 1997, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (01): 11-21.

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The physical characters of Hui nationality in Ningxia

Zheng Lianbin, Zhu Qin, Wang Qiaoling, Gao Qing, Li Chunshan, Li Wenhui, Chen Zilong, Yang Zhichun, Li Shoufen   

  • Online:1997-03-15 Published:1997-03-15

Abstract: The physical characters of 394 adults ( 182 males, 212 females ) of Hui nationality living in Ningxia were investigated. The mean of 38 anthropometric items , 31 physical in- dices and the percentages of 7 somatoscopic items were calculated. A comparison among the data o f Hui and other nationalities in China w ere made. The results show ed that the physical characters o f Hui in Ningxia have both general characters of the Mongoloids and his ow n special features.

Key words: Somatoscopy, Anthropometry , Principal Component analysis, Hui nationlity , Ningxia