Relationships between body size and second metacarpal dimensions in Oaxaca (Mexico) school children 6 to 14 yr of age

John H Himes, R. M. Malina, C. D. Stepick

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Abstract

Among 346 school children 6 to 14 years of age in Oaxaca, Mexico, stature and weight are significantly correlated with measures of metacarpal cortical bone. As stature and weight are highly correlated measures of body size, their correlations with metacarpal bone are of similar magnitude. However, there are separable stature and weight correlates to measures of metacarpal bone, stature being the best predictor of bone dimensions. When compared to U.S. Mexican American children, the Mexican children of Oaxaca have smaller metacarpal dimensions than would be expected from their body size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-692
Number of pages16
JournalHuman Biology
Volume48
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

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