oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The body weight of African village men

Volume 14, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The mean body weights of a sample of African village men drawn from a prosperous district of Malawi during two good years are calculated and shown to differ considerably from the standard weights given for African men in a table used in East Africa. The latter was based on a sample of presumed Caucasians, and the possibilities that the difference may be due to nutritional, climatic or racial factors are discussed without any firm conclusion being reached.

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