Perspectives in Human Growth, Development and Maturation / Edition 1

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This volume presents a collection of twenty-seven contributions, covering the whole of the research area in human growth and development. It is highly international in the provenance of both authors and subjects, from Kathmandu to Caracas, Oaxaca to Alice Springs. There are papers on the history of the study of human growth, on the modelling of individual growth curves, the construction of population growth reference curves, growth as a measure of population well-being, secular trend, and the much neglected subject of the relation between mental and physical development.
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This volume covers the whole of the research area in human growth and development. Topics include: the history of the study of human growth, the modeling of individual growth curves, the construction of population growth reference curves, growth as a measure of population well-being, secular trend, and the relation between mental and physical development. The book is for students, researchers and practitioners in the field of anthropology, human biology, auxology, human nutrition, education, public health and paediatrics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402000003
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/2001
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors. Foreword. Editors' note.
Methodological Aspects of Growth Studies. 1. The Measurement of Human Growth: A Historical Review; L.D. Voss. 2. Individual Physical Growth Models and Biological Parameters of Japanese; T. Shohoji, T. Sumiya. 3. Smoothing Centile Curves of Height of Basque Boys and Girls by the Application of the LMS-Method; J. Rosique, et al. 4. A New International Growth Reference for Young Children; M. de Onis, et al. 5. Fels and Tanner-Whitehouse Skeletal Ages of School Children 7-13 Years in Oaxaca, Mexico; M.E. Peña Reyes, R.M. Malina. 6. Assessment of Childhood and Adolescents Body Composition: A Practical Guide; A. Pietrobelli, et al.
Genetic and Environmental Factors. 7. Genetics of Complex Traits with Particular Attention to Fat Patterning; D.C. Rao, P.P. Majumder. 8. Subcutaeneous Adipose Tissue Distribution in 7- to 16-Year Old Boys of Calcutta in relation to socio-economic level; E. Rebato, et al. 9. Dentofacial Morphology, Growth and Genetics: A Study of Australian Aborigines; T. Brown, G. Townsend. 10. Riddles in Human Development Patterns: a Few Family Case Study; R.D. Singh. 11. Nutrition in Venezuela at the End of the Millennium; M. López-Blanco. 12. Thoughts on Secular Trends in Growth and Development; P.B. Eveleth. 13. Secular Trends and Longterm Serial Growth Studies; A.F. Roche, B. Towne. 14. Secular Trends in Body Heights - Indicator of General Improvement in Living Conditions or of a Change in Specific Factors? M. Henneberg. 15. Patterns of Growth and Scholastic Performance – A Case Study of the Associated Factors; K.V. Rao, et al. 16. Mental Ability and Cognitive Thinking in Relation to Sex, Pubertal Stage and Socio-Economic Background; G. Tanner-Lindgren.
Population Differences in Growth. 17. How Genetic Are Human Body Proportions? B. Bogin, et al. 18. The Sarsuna-Barisha Longitudinal Growth Study: Dynamics of Growth; R.C. Hauspie, P. Dasgupta. 19. Linear Components of Growth Among Rural Indian Children; S. Rao. 20. Growth Stunting among Children, Aged Birth to 5 Years, Peri-Urban Kathmandu, Nepal; T. Moffat. 21. Ethnic and Sex Differences in the Skelic Index among Fijian and Samoan Children; T. Satake, et al. 22. Skeletal Maturity in Children of Mixed American and Japanese Parentage as Assessed by the TW2-Method; K. Kimura.
Biological Aspects of Growth. 23. Somatotypes of Budapest Children; O.G. Eiben, Á. Németh. 24. Differential Rate of Growth of the Human Body Parts; M. Prokopec. 25. Short-term Growth; M. Hermanussen. 26. Relations between Head Growth and Psychomotor Development in Low-Birth-Weight Children; W. Furmaga-Jablonska, et al. 27. Growth in Length and Weight of Thalassemic Children in West Bengal, India: A Mixed-Longitudinal Study; J. Banerjee, et al.

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