Changes in body size and nutritional status of Middle-Class Bengali boys of Kolkata, India

P. Dasgupta, R. Saha, M. Nube

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    Abstract

    Growth changes over time among school-aged boys in Kolkata, India, have been investigated using two surveys: 1982-1983 (n = 816) and 1999-2002 (n = 1187). The two surveys were implemented according to highly similar protocols which strongly adds to the reliability and accuracy of the results of the study. Age-specific average height, weight and BMI all increased during these two decades (by respectively, 3.2 cm, 6.1 kg and 2.1 kg/m
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-94
    Number of pages20
    JournalEconomics and Human Biology
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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