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Measures of body size (standing height, sitting height, lower limb height, hip width, arm girth, calf girth, and body weight) and body form (lower limb height/sitting height, hip width/lower limb height, calf girth/lower limb height) on 160 White girls age 9 years living in Richland County, South Carolina, are analyzed for central tendency and variability. Comparisons are made with contemporary groups of Black girls living in Richland County, and White girls living in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. Richland County White girls, compared with Richland County Black girls, are shorter in lower limb height, wider in biiliocristal hip width, relatively longer in the body stem component of standing height, and stockier in calf girth relative to lower limb height.