oa South African Medical Journal - Changing standards of growth

Volume 19, Issue 14
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The effect of socio-economic status on certain aspects of growth is discussed. The concepts of ""average"" and "" normal' are considered. Height and weight tables of healthy American children, suitable for use on South African children, are given. It is stressed that such tables are of value only if used in conjunction with skilled medical examination.

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