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Summary Four tribal populations (Chaudhuri, Vasava, Kotwalia and Gamit) of the Surat District in Gujarat (India) have been investigated for the distribution of 22 polymorphic systems of the blood. The main results of this study are as follows: (1) The allele frequencies show considerable...
Summary Regression equations for estimating body density and fatness from anthropometric measurements are usually specific to the populations from which they are derived, owing to methodological and biological factors. Some equations are, however, regarded as having general validity for subjects...
Summary With very few exceptions, dermatoglyphic methodology either refers to shape (pattern) or to size (quantitative value). In this study, an attempt is made to consider simultaneously these two basic components of morphology in the analysis of the third palmar interdigital area. For this...
Summary Modernization and migration have biological as well as social effects on people. In this study, 2657 Samoan adults from Western Samoa, American Samoa and Hawaii were surveyed in an attempt to examine the relationships between modernization, migration and obesity. The Samoan men showed an...
Summary We compared pregnancy loss in mothers of multiple births and in mothers of singletons only. The index of pregnancy loss used for purposes of the present analysis is: the ratio of total pregnancies to total maternities consisting of live births. Mothers of one set of like-sexed twins and...
Summary One hundred boys and 100 girls born in Wrocław, Poland in 1964–65 and the same number of children born in 1973–75 were measured every month during the first year of life and every three months during the second. The characters investigated were body length and weight, head...
Summary A total of 270 serum specimens from Keneba and Manduar villages of The Gambia and 126 from Bantu of Transkei were examined for the group-specific component (Gc) phenotypes by isoelectric focusing. Only one individual showed phenotype 2-2 in the Bantu population, and the sub-allele...
Summary In a prospective longitudinal study of 312 Swedish infants physical growth was analysed in relation to breast feeding, artificial feeding and some other possible determinants of growth. Weight and length at eight ages, from birth to 19·5 months as well as weight and length velocities for...
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