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Type: Journal article
Title: Association between body height and month of birth among women of European origin in northern and southern hemispheres
Author: Rosset, I.
Żądzińska, E.
Strapagiel, D.
Grzelak, A.
Henneberg, M.
Citation: American Journal of Human Biology, 2017; 29(3):e22967-1-e22967-6
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 1042-0533
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Iwona Rosset, Elżbieta Żądzińska, Dominik Strapagiel, Agnieszka Grzelak, Maciej Henneberg
Abstract: Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the potential association between month of birth and body height among women in northern and southern hemispheres. Methods: Body heights of adult women of European origin born between 1935 and 1981 who lived in Poland (N = 3,933) and in Australia (N = 1,118) were examined in relation to month of birth by analysis of variance. Results: No association between month of birth and body height was observed in either Polish or Australian women. For Polish women, a clear, statistically significant secular trend in body height was confirmed for the analyzed period (P < .0001). No such trend occurred among the Australian women. Conclusions: Results do not confirm a significant association between month of birth and adult body height in women. It is, however, important to see a difference in secular trends, which was large in Polish women and nonexistent in Australian females.
Keywords: Young Adult
Rights: © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
RMID: 0030063551
DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22967
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