Cross-sectional stature growth profiles are presented for preadolescent, adolescent and young adult Sinhalese males of middle and upper socioeconomic status from Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sinhalese males are compared to cross-sectional standards for adolescent male stature developed by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the U.S.A. While the shapes of the NCHS and Sinhalese cross-sectional growth curves are similar, the majority of Sinhalese adolescent males (> 80%) fall below the N C H S 50th percentile for stature at a given age.
Jayasekara, Rohan; Lasswell-Hoff, Jane; Garner, Charles; Kristl, Gina; and Hoff, Charles
"Adolescent Growth in Stature among Sinhalese Males: Preliminary Results of a Cross-Sectional Study,"
6, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol60/iss6/1