Socio-economic status and z-score standardized height-for-age of U.S.-born children (ages 2-6).

  title={Socio-economic status and z-score standardized height-for-age of U.S.-born children (ages 2-6).},
  author={Brian Karl Finch and Audrey N Beck},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  volume={9 3},
This study explores socio-economic gradients in height (stature-for-age) among a nationally representative sample of 2-6 year old children in the United States. We use NHANES III (1988-1994) Youth data linked with a special Natality Data supplement which contains information from birth certificates among sampled NHANES III Youth who are < 7 years of age. Our results indicate significant socio-economic gradients for both maternal education and family income, net of controls for confounders… CONTINUE READING


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