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Secular trends in the heights of women from the urban poor community of Hyderabad.
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PMID:  3662436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are very few studies in India that have investigated secular trends in the heights and weights of adult women from the poorer socio-economic groups. Five hundred and twelve pairs of healthy mothers and daughters were enrolled and heights and weights recorded. The heights were not different in the two generations, but the daughters were lighter than the mothers. The number of mothers and daughters with heights under 145 cm were 35 and 34. If height corrections for mother's age is done, then it appears that the trend in this population is towards smaller size.
V Shatrugna; K V Rao
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of human biology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0301-4460     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Hum. Biol.     Publication Date:    1987 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-11-16     Completed Date:  1987-11-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404024     Medline TA:  Ann Hum Biol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, Hyderabad.
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MeSH Terms
Body Height*
Epidemiologic Methods
Middle Aged
Socioeconomic Factors
Time Factors
Urban Population

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