Differences between ethnic groups in sex dimorphism of adult height
Author: Eveleth, Phyllis
Source: Annals of Human Biology, Volume 2, Number 1, Number 1/January 1975 , pp. 35-39(5)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:An analysis has been made of sex dimorphism in adult height using data from 58 Negroid, 76 European, and 67 Amerindian populations. Regression analyses were carried out on the sex difference and sex average of male and female stature means. The greatest sex dimorphism was found in Amerindians and the least in Negroid populations. Data from 36 Asiatic and 27 New Guinea populations have also been considered. It seems that sex dimorphism in adult height has a strong genetic component, making it inappropriate as a measure by which to judge the health and nutritional status of a population.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1975-01-01