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Interrelationships Between Various Aspects of the Growth Pattern in Weight, and Adult Sex Dimorphism in Weight of West Bengali (India) Children

  • R. Hauspie
  • S. R. Das
  • M. A. Preece
  • J. M. Tanner
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Abstract

A purely longitudinal growth study is the only way to analyse precisely an individual pattern of growth. The present study deals with such an analysis for body weight in a sample of West Bengali children. The aim of the study was, firstly, to analyse the relationships between different phases of growth such as childhood, adolescence and adulthood and, secondly, to analyse the components of sexual dimorphism in adult weight.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Hauspie
    • 1
  • S. R. Das
    • 2
  • M. A. Preece
    • 3
  • J. M. Tanner
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory AnthropogeneticsFree University Brussels1050 BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Anthropological Survey of IndiaCalcuttaIndia
  3. 3.Department of Growth and Development, Institute of Child HealthUniversity of LondonUK

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