oa South African Medical Journal - Sex, age and race variations in the body measurements of White, Bantu, Coloured and Indian children aged 7-15 years

Volume 41, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The results of a series of nutrition status surveys conducted among school children from 4 racial groups in Pretoria indicated that the growth attainment of White children exceeded that of Bantu, Coloured and Indian children in all age-groups studied, the differences between the non-White groups, however, being seldom statistically significant, particularly in the case of children of 7 - 11 years (the upper age-limit studied being 15 years).

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