oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Height, weight and skin fold thickness of African primary school children and adult men

Volume 19, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Although the African child in the Salisbury area is undersized by European standards, there is no permanent stunting of growth, and he eventually attains 98 percent of the European adults' height. The lower male adult body weight shows that the African is less obese than the European and may help to explain his resistance to ischaemic heart disease.

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