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Summary Anthropometric measurements of 1169 Saudi school boys between the ages of 6 and 14 years are reported. The boys were randomly selected from primary schools in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Measurements of height, weight, grip strength, chest, triceps and subscapular skinfold...
Summary Sibling similarity in annual growth increments was analysed in schoolchildren, aged 6–13 years, from a Zapotec-speaking, subsistence agricultural community in the Valley of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. Sibling correlations for 44 brother-brother, 44 sister-sister, and 110 unlike sex pairs...
Summary The Polynesian people who settled a wide area of the tropical Pacific have a large and muscular body phenotype that appears to contradict the classical biological rules of Bergmann and Allen. However, a scrutiny of the conditions actually experienced by these canoe voyagers and...
Summary Average heights of adults and children in the counties of England and Wales were examined using national samples of people born between 1920 and 1970. Although height increased over this 50-year period the differences between counties persisted. Average height in a county is closely...
Summary Median age of menarche was determined in children of European and Aymara ancestry residing in La Paz, Bolivia (3600 m) and in children of European ancestry residing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (400 m). Median age of menarche in European and Aymara highland natives was younger than reported by...
Summary The distribution of surnames in the emigrants from the population of the town of Ferrara in the period 1981–88 was studied by sex and by place of birth, namely Ferrara versus other places. Emigrants born in Ferrara were defined as first time emigrants and those who had previously...
Summary Correlations are examined between adjacent velocity and acceleration growth in stature, weight and skinfold thickness in a group of adolescent boys measured approximately quarterly. It is concluded that some substantial component of the variability behaves rather like measurement error,...
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