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|Title:||Association between body height and month of birth among women of European origin in northern and southern hemispheres|
|Citation:||American Journal of Human Biology, 2017; 29(3):e22967-1-e22967-6|
|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.|
|Rights:||© 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.|
|Appears in Collections:||Anthropology & Development Studies publications|
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