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The association between birth order and adult stature

Annals of Human Biology , Volume 15 (2) – Jan 1, 1988

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Publisher
Informa UK Ltd
Copyright
© 1988 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted
Subject
Research Article
ISSN
0301-4460
eISSN
1464-5033
D.O.I.
10.1080/03014468800009581
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The association between birth order and adult stature

Abstract

First-borns are smaller than later-borns at birth. We investigated adult stature of families with three or more adult children, aged between 20 and 70 (mean 32) years. There was no significant correlation between size of the family and final adult stature of the siblings. We found a mean height reduction of first-borns compared to the mean of all sibs of -1·2cm ( P
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