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SA, Tassiana Barbeiro Fragoso de; CATTONI, Débora Martins  and  NEMR, Kátia. Nipobrazilians orofacial measurements after pubertal growth. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.2, pp.411-419.  Epub Jan 08, 2013. ISSN 1982-0216.

PURPOSE: to describe orofacial measurements in nipobrazilians individuals after pubertal growth and to verify the differences among black, white and nipobrazilians women measures. METHOD: the sample was composed by 90 Asian, Japanese and Japanese descendants, with no history of miscegenation, both genders, from 20 to 50 years old, with no complaints, current or previous speech therapy in orofacial mycology, not being orthodontic treated and with no cognitive impairment. The evaluated measurements were: upper lip, lower lip, philtrum, upper face, middle face, lower face, sides of the face, mouth aperture and maximum aperture of mouth with the tongue in the papilla. The instrument used was a Jomarca digital caliper. The data were compared to black and white women findings from the literature. RESULTS: collected data showed homogeneity among the measurements; the values for all measures were higher in men, with positive statistical relevance. The most significant differences among black, white and nipobrazilians were: smaller nipobrazilian's upper third and philtrum than in black and white women. There was no statistically significant difference for the middle third. Nipobrazilians upper lip was bigger than in white women and nipobrazilians lower lip was smaller than in black woman. Face's sides did not show statistical differences among ethnic groups. CONCLUSION: in the studied sample it was possible to verify that the averages of the measurements were always higher in men, there were significant associations among some orofacial measurements and there was statistically significant difference among the structures of white, black and nipobrazilians women.

Keywords : Face; Measures; Anthropometry; Ethnic Groups.

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