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Change in Mean Height of Thai Military Recruits From 1972 Through 2006

Sleigh, Adrian; Seubsman, Sam-ang


Background: Records in Western countries reveal that adult height has been increasing over the last 250 years. These height gains have been biologically associated with healthier childhoods, less illness, and longer life spans-a health-risk transition. To measure such progress in Thailand we studied height change over the last 3 decades. Methods: We analyzed height records for 33 000 21-year-old male military recruits, sampling 1000 per year from 1972 through 2006. We compared the height trend...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.2188/jea.JE20081018


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