ERIC Number: ED080500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Selected Body Measurements of Children 6-11 Years. United States.
National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
A July 1963-December 1965 survey of children aged 6 to 11 reported data on 21 body measurements. The examination of the children had two emphases. The first concerned factors related to healthy growth and development as determined by a physician, nurse, dentist, and psychologist. The second concerned a variety of somatic and physiologic measurements performed by specially trained technicians. The main purpose of collecting information on bocy measurements was to define a normal pattern of growth and development in children in the United States in the middle 1960s. (Included in the text are charts and descriptions of the survey results for each of the 21 body measurements. Also included as an appendix are more detailed tables of statistics.) (Author/JA)
Descriptors: Body Height, Body Weight, Child Development, National Norms, National Surveys, Physical Characteristics, Physical Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (DHEW Publication No. [HSM] 73-1605 Series 11-No. 123 $.75)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.