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Growth of height and leg length of children in Beijing and Xilinhot, China
Ashizawa, Kumi1; Tanamachi, Noriko1; Kato, Sumiyo1; Kumakura, Chiyoko1; Zhou, Xia1; Jin, Feng2; Li, Yuling3; Lu, Shunhua3; Kumi ASHIZAWA
2008-04-01
Source PublicationANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCE
ISSN0918-7960
SubtypeArticle
Volume116Issue:1Pages:67-76
AbstractA number of papers on the growth of Chinese children have been published in local journals in China in the Chinese language. However, we noticed that height and weight are the main focus of these studies. Because leg length relative to height is of interest in human biology, the current study focuses on the growth of this proportion. Two groups of Chinese children were investigated: 587 boys and 625 girls in Beijing in 1997 aged 6-18 years, and 579 boys and 615 girls in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, in 2005 aged 7-18 years. Height and leg length (iliospinal height) were measured, and the ratio of leg length to height was calculated for each child. Mean distance curves and spline-smoothed yearly increment curves were obtained. In order to clarify the difference between the two groups of Chinese children, data from Japanese children were adopted as a control. The Beijing children were taller than the Xilinhot children, but no difference was detected in leg length between them. The ages at 'take-off and 'peak' obtained on the yearly increment spline-smoothed curve of height in the Xilinhot children boys were 1.2-1.8 years earlier, respectively, than those of the Beijing boys. In the girls, these two ages were almost the same in the two cities, although the 'peak' was 1.8 cm greater in the Xilinhot girls. Leg length in the boys was almost the same in both Beijing and Xilinhot. In the girls of the Xilinhot group, leg length was greater after puberty. Consequently, the ratio of leg length to height was greater in the Xilinhot children than the Beijing children. It is suggested, in China, that socioeconomic factors influence growth of height to a greater extent than growth of leg length, and that leg length and leg length relative to height might be controlled by a genetic factor.; A number of papers on the growth of Chinese children have been published in local journals in China in the Chinese language. However, we noticed that height and weight are the main focus of these studies. Because leg length relative to height is of interest in human biology, the current study focuses on the growth of this proportion. Two groups of Chinese children were investigated: 587 boys and 625 girls in Beijing in 1997 aged 6-18 years, and 579 boys and 615 girls in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, in 2005 aged 7-18 years. Height and leg length (iliospinal height) were measured, and the ratio of leg length to height was calculated for each child. Mean distance curves and spline-smoothed yearly increment curves were obtained. In order to clarify the difference between the two groups of Chinese children, data from Japanese children were adopted as a control. The Beijing children were taller than the Xilinhot children, but no difference was detected in leg length between them. The ages at 'take-off and 'peak' obtained on the yearly increment spline-smoothed curve of height in the Xilinhot children boys were 1.2-1.8 years earlier, respectively, than those of the Beijing boys. In the girls, these two ages were almost the same in the two cities, although the 'peak' was 1.8 cm greater in the Xilinhot girls. Leg length in the boys was almost the same in both Beijing and Xilinhot. In the girls of the Xilinhot group, leg length was greater after puberty. Consequently, the ratio of leg length to height was greater in the Xilinhot children than the Beijing children. It is suggested, in China, that socioeconomic factors influence growth of height to a greater extent than growth of leg length, and that leg length and leg length relative to height might be controlled by a genetic factor.
Keywordheight relative leg length children Beijing Inner Mongolia
Subject Area人类学
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000256937000006
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/5441
Collection中国科学院心理研究所回溯数据库(1956-2010)
Corresponding AuthorKumi ASHIZAWA
Affiliation1.Otsuma Womens Univ, Inst Human Living Sci, Chiyoda Ku, Tokyo 1028357, Japan
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Beijing 100864, Peoples R China
3.Inner Mongolia Normal Univ, Coll Life Sci & Technol, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, Peoples R China
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Ashizawa, Kumi,Tanamachi, Noriko,Kato, Sumiyo,et al. Growth of height and leg length of children in Beijing and Xilinhot, China[J]. ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCE,2008,116(1):67-76.
APA Ashizawa, Kumi.,Tanamachi, Noriko.,Kato, Sumiyo.,Kumakura, Chiyoko.,Zhou, Xia.,...&Kumi ASHIZAWA.(2008).Growth of height and leg length of children in Beijing and Xilinhot, China.ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCE,116(1),67-76.
MLA Ashizawa, Kumi,et al."Growth of height and leg length of children in Beijing and Xilinhot, China".ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCE 116.1(2008):67-76.
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