The relationship between physical growth and infant behavioral development in rural Guatemala.

@article{Lasky1981TheRB,
  title={The relationship between physical growth and infant behavioral development in rural Guatemala.},
  author={R E Lasky and R E Klein and C J Yarbrough and Patrice L. Engle and A Lechtig and Reynaldo Martorell},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1981},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={219-26}
}
The present study investigated the relationship between a number of anthropometric indices and behavioral development during the first 2 years of life in rural Guatemala. Length and weight were the indices most strongly correlated with behavioral development. If the effect of the infant's length and weight was statistically controlled for, none of the other anthropometric variables explained a significant proportion of the variance in behavioral development. Controlling the length (or weight… CONTINUE READING