AGE AT MAXIMUM GROWTH SQURT IN BODY HEIGHT AND WEIGHT FOR WEST BENGAL SCHOOL CHILDREN AGED 6-17 YEARS
Keywords:Age, Children, Height, Weight, Peak Height Velocity, Peak Weight Velocity
The present study was conducted among the boys and girls of Birbhum District, West Bengal, India in order to evaluate the pattern of growth in height and weight of these middle-class Bengali children. The data comprises 600 children (300 boys and 300 girls) ranging in age from 6-17 years, measured cross-sectionally. The present study reveals that the girls attain peak Height and weight Velocity earlier than boys. The results revealed that the age at Peak Height Velocity (PHV) and Peak Weight Velocity (PWV) for Bengali boys 13-14 years and for Bengali girls for 11-12 years.
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