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ERIC Number: ED020276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Jan
Pages: 17
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GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEGRO INFANTS. IX, STUDIES ON WEIGHT, HEIGHT, PELVIC BREADTH, HEAD AND CHEST CIRCUMFERENCES DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE.
SCOTT, ROLAND B.; AND OTHERS
THIS ARTICLE PRESENTS SIZE AND GROWTH VELOCITY DATA COLLECTED DURING A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF 111 NORMAL, HEALTHY NEGRO INFANTS FROM LOWER-MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES. DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM BIRTH RECORDS AND MEASUREMENTS TAKEN DURING ROUTINE PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS. WHEN THIS NEGRO SAMPLE WAS COMPARED WITH WHITE INFANTS IN SIMILAR STUDIES IT WAS FOUND THAT, IN GENERAL, PELVIC BREADTH AND HEAD AND CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE WERE SLIGHTLY LARGER AMONG WHITES. GROWTH VELOCITIES WERE ALSO HIGHER AMONG WHITES, AND GROWTH IN PELVIC BREADTH DECELERATED MORE RAPIDLY AMONG WHITES. HOWEVER, NO STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BY RACE WAS FOUND. ON THE WHOLE, MALES OF BOTH RACES WERE LARGER THAN FEMALES, AND THEIR GROWTH RATE ALSO DECELERATED MORE RAPIDLY. THE FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED IN TABLES AND GRAPHS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "PEDIATRICS," VOLUME 29, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1962. (NH)
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