Generalized joint hypermobility and black admixture in school children of Bahia, Brazil.

@article{Santos1981GeneralizedJH,
  title={Generalized joint hypermobility and black admixture in school children of Bahia, Brazil.},
  author={Maria Cristina J. Santos and Eliane S. Azev{\^e}do},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1981},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={43-6}
}
Joint hypermobility was investigated in a sample of 3,000 school children, ages 6--7 years, in Bahia, Brazil. A sampling method was designed to assure an equal number of 50 children in the smallest size classes, when age, race, and sex were held constant. Race was classified in five subgroups to assess the proportion of black admixture. The overall frequency of generalized joint hypermobility was 2.3%. The darker the children the lower the frequency of affected children. However, this racial… CONTINUE READING