ERIC Number: ED042488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-30
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Anthropometric Measurements of Children in the Head Start Program.
Bass, William M.; Ferris, M. Scott
This is a brief preliminary report of an anthropometric measurement study of a group of Head Start children. The areas of primary concern were patterns of tooth eruption and basic head and body dimensions. Permanent Head Start personnel were trained to make the observations and measurements. The sample consisted of 148 children (76 boys, 72 girls) between 4 years 4 months and 6 years 7 months old. The measurements taken included head length, head breadth, total facial width, total facial height, weight, height, acromial height, stylion height, dactylion height, suprasternal height, symphyseal height, and various dental observations. The following observations of tooth eruption patterns were made: (1) between 4 and 5 years, both boys and girls were consistently missing their first permanent molar, (2) between 5 and 6 years, girls showed the largest number of erupted 6-year molars and both central and lateral incisors, (3) girls were also missing their deciduous teeth at this age, and (4) between 6 and 7 years, boys catch up to girls in incidence of erupted 6-year molars and incisors. Actual data is not included in this report. (MH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Head Start Evaluation and Research Center.