12. Growth Variation: Biological and Cultural Factors

  1. Sara Stinson1,
  2. Barry Bogin2 and
  3. Dennis O'Rourke3
  1. Sara Stinson

Published Online: 6 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118108062.ch12

Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition

Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition

How to Cite

Stinson, S. (2012) Growth Variation: Biological and Cultural Factors, in Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition (eds S. Stinson, B. Bogin and D. O'Rourke), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118108062.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anthropology, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Centre for Global Health and Human Development, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom

  3. 3

    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470179642

Online ISBN: 9781118108062

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Keywords:

  • growth variation, biological, cultural factors;
  • growth measurements in assessing nutritional status;
  • environment, genetic interactions in growth variation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Variation among and within Populations

  • Environmental Effects on Growth

  • Growth References and Growth Standards

  • Effects of Nutrition and Disease during the Life Cycle

  • Human Growth is the Outcome of Complex Environment–Genetic Interactions

  • Chapter Summary

  • References Cited

  • Recommended Readings