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Summary The distribution of human skull asymmetry has been examined by means of a maximum likelihood method and found to be most compatible with a symmetric bimodal distribution.
Summary In a sample of 15 464 apparently healthy Australian women, the mean age at natural menopause of women who smoke ten or more cigarettes a day was 1·3 years lower than that of other women. These distributions were well described by logistic distributions with the same variances. A parallel...
Summary Standardized radiological pelvimetry was used to examine 242 male and 314 female adults attending the out-patient departments of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Seven indices of pelvic size and shape were measured from X-rays on each individual together with social and biological...
Summary Eruption data for permanent teeth, obtained from a previous cross-sectional study of 2847 African and Asian schoolchildren aged 4–14 years in Nairobi, Kenya, were used to calculate the median age and the 10th–90th percentile range of age, for a given number of teeth present. For a...
Summary The Basters of Rehoboth in South West Africa/Namibia arose by hybridization between Caucasoids and Khoi (‘Hottentots’) in the northern Cape Province of South Africa during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, followed by migration of a single well-defined party to Rehoboth and the...
Summary Hypothenar patterns of 283 male and 320 female Faroe Islanders were classified according to the topological system of Penrose and Loesch (1970). Radial arches, individually specified according to their associated A-line configurations, were present at high frequencies (over 5·6%) in...
Summary Lower social class, several children, an overweight partner and increasing age were factors significantly associated with overweight in parents aged 20–55 years in England and Scotland. These associations were greater for women than men in both countries. These results support the...
Summary The Preece-Baines Model 1 curve has been fitted to longitudinal data on growth in height of 105 boys and girls in 70 Bengal families: 60 of these were sibs distributed in 25 families. For a number of growth characteristics, such as age at peak height velocity, the proportion of the total...
Summary The association of social and family factors with triceps skinfold and weight for height and age was assessed using multiple regression analyses for 5–11 year-old-children in England and Scotland. Parents' body build was the factor most consistently associated with the two proxy...
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