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Growth Norms for Body Weight by Stature and Chest Girth in 6 to 12 Year-Old Children

  • M. Hebbelinck
  • J. Borms
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Abstract

It is a truism that each part of the body is related to another throughout every phase of human growth. Several authors have advocated prediction of body weight from stature and other body measurements, usually diameters or girths (Von Döbeln, 1959, Garn, 1962, Pryor, 1966, Luyken, Dewijn and Zaat, 1967). No such tables have been constructed for a Belgian school population. The present paper offers specific data obtained for the two sexes from the Dutch-speaking Belgian primary school population (age 6 tot 12 years).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hebbelinck
    • 1
  • J. Borms
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Human Biometry and Movement AnalysisVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium

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