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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±6.9cm and 151.4±6.4cm respectively. Mean height showed a significant negative correlation with a...

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10.1016/j.ehb.2010.09.005

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Ranasinghe, P More by this author
Jayawardana, MA More by this author
Constantine, GR More by this author
Sheriff, MH More by this author
Matthews, DR More by this author
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Journal:
Economics and human biology
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-29
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1873-6130
ISSN:
1570-677X
URN:
uuid:ada2ab7d-8f90-45a5-8369-ac35e1dd4e66
Source identifiers:
103792
Local pid:
pubs:103792

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