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Patterns and correlates of adult height in Sri Lanka

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The present study examines patterns and socioeconomic and demographic correlates of adult height among Sri Lankan adults. Data were available for height and socio-demographic factors from a nationally representative cross-sectional sample of 4477 subjects above 18 years. Recruitment was between 2005 and 2006. Mean age of all subjects was 46.1 ± 15.1 years. Mean height of males and females were 163.6 ± 6.9 cm and 151.4 ± 6.4 cm respectively. Mean height showed a significant negative correlatio...

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10.1016/j.ehb.2010.09.005

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Journal:
Economics and Human Biology
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-29
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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ISSN:
1570-677X
Source identifiers:
110426
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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