Further studies on the month-of-birth effect on body size: rural schoolchildren and an animal model.


A previous study (Henneberg and Louw: Am. J. Hum. Biol. 2:227-233, 1990) showed that urban schoolchildren born between August and January were taller and heavier by 13 to 17% of the standard deviation (S) than those born in February to July. The study is now extended to 1,522 impoverished rural schoolchildren from the Little Karoo district of S. Africa and… (More)


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