A sample of 273 newborns was measured anthropometrically during the first 24 hours after birth. Males were found to be bigger in weight, crown-heel and crown-rump length and head circumference than females. Sex differences of head circumference were of the highest significance. The ratio between triceps subcutaneous fat and weight indicated a higher fat content in females. Correlation coefficients between the measurements were higher in males than in females.
Palti, Hava and Adler, Bela
"Anthropometric Measurements of the Newborn, Sex Differences, and Correlations between Measurements,"
4, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol47/iss4/12