ERIC Number: ED056753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Height and Weight of Children in the United States, India, and the United Arab Republic: Presentation and Analysis of Comparative Data on Standard Height and Weight of Children Aged 6 Through 11 Years.
McDowell, Arthur J.; And Others
This report presents and analyzes data on standing height and on weight of children aged 6 through 11 years in the United States, India, and the United Arab Republic. Data for all three countries come from representative national samples and present the first opportunity to compare data from several countries that are broadly representative of the respective populations of children. The present data provide basic norms which have long been needed. The variability of height and weight with age and with sex is very similar in each of the three countries. The heights and weights of children in the United Arab Republic fell between those of the other two countries, but somewhat closer to those for India. Heights of children have increased during the past half century. The report presents information on the samples in the three countries and discusses the sampling error and measurement errors in the data. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Age, Body Height, Body Weight, Elementary School Students, National Surveys, Physical Characteristics, Physical Development, Sex (Characteristics), Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.55, Public Health Service Publication No. 1000, Series 3, No. 14)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Identifiers: India; United Arab Republic; United States