Age‐Associated Statural Loss and Socioeconomic Status

John H Himes, William H. Mueller

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Associations between socioeconomic score (SES) and age‐related statural loss were investigated in a cross‐sectional sample of 718 adults from rural Colombia. Estimates of statural aging were calculated by estimating the maximum statural attainment of each subject from statural relationships with subischial length. Statural loss was correlated with SES, r = –0.06 (not significant) for men, and r = –0.14 (p < 0.01) for women. Subjects with a high SES tended to lose stature at a slower rate than those with a low SES. For women, the difference in rates of statural loss between the two SES groups was significant (p < 0.05).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1977

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