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Table 3 Frequency of forms of earlobe attachment among Nigerian ethnic groups across gender: Hausa = 89; Igbo = 112; Yoruba = 106

From: Ear morphology and morphometry as potential forensic tools for identification of the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba populations of Nigeria

Earlobe attachment HAUSA IGBO YORUBA    
Male Female Male Female Male   Female  
Right ear Left ear Right ear Left ear Right ear Left ear Right ear Left ear Right ear Left ear Right ear Left ear
(N, %) (N, %) (N, %) (N, %) (N, %) (N, %) (N, %) (N, %) (N, %) (N, %) (N, %) (N, %)
Free 21, 55.3% 20, 52.6% 27, 52.9% 27, 52.9% 22, 57.9% 24, 63.2% 50, 67.6% 50, 67.6% 37, 67.3% 35, 63.6% 28, 54.9% 32, 62.7%
Partially attached 12, 31.6% 13, 34.2% 16, 31.4% 17, 33.3% 12, 31.6% 11, 28.9% 22, 29.7% 22, 29.7% 11, 20.0% 10, 18.2% 18, 35.2% 16, 31.4%
Attached 5, 13.2% 5, 13.2% 8, 15.7% 7, 13.7% 4, 10.5% 3, 7.9% 2, 2.7% 2, 2.7% 7, 12.7% 10, 18.2% 5, 9.8% 3, 5.9%
Total 38 38 51 51 38 38 74 74 55 55 51 51