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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1990;7(1):51-60.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1990.7.1.51    Published online June 30, 1990.
A study on physical growth of primary school student in the rural area.
Jun Sakong, Seok Beom Kim, Pock Soo Kang, Jong Hak Chung
Abstract
In order to assess the physical growth of primary school student in the rural area, body height, weight, chest circumference and sitting height of 923 students (469 males, 454 females) in the town of Angang, Kyungpook province, Korea, were measured from April to May, 1988. The most growth age of boy height was 10-11 years old in both sex and the growth curves were crossed at 9-11 years old. The most rapid growth age of body weight was 10-11 years old and growth curves were crossed at 9-11 years old. The most rapid growth age of chest circumference was 10-11 years old in female, whereupon female outgrows male by contrast with male's slow and linear growth. The most rapid growth age of sitting height was 10-11 years old and the growth curves were crossed at 9-10 years old. The Rother index was 1.17-1.30 in male, 1.16-1.29 in female, and male's index was in general superior to female's.
Key Words: growth, primary school student


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