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GROWTH PATTERN OF 11 TO 16 YEARS OLD PUNJABI DALIT BOYS

B.S. Karir, H.P. Singh and S. Kaul
Indian Anthropologist
Vol. 24, No. 1 (June 1994), pp. 45-49
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41921759
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GROWTH PATTERN OF 11 TO 16 YEARS OLD PUNJABI DALIT BOYS
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Abstract

Observations on ten anthropometric measurements (weight, height, sitting height, biacromial breadth, bicristal breadth, hip width, chest circumference, abdominal circumference, upper arm circumference and calf circumference) were made on 213 dalit school going boys, aged 11 ± to 16 ± years, from Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. The growth pattern according to age reveals that dalit boys of the present study are distinctly taller and heavier than average Indian boys throughout the age range considered. They are taller and heavier than the average Punjabi boys upto about 13 years after which the differences decrease. This would seem to indicate a positive improvement in the general socio-economic conditions of the people, especially those from lower economic levels of the society.

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