April 2, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(14):1202. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730400080026

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The Physical Development of Rumanian Children  Measurements made on 2,149 school children disclosed that up to the tenth year of life the average weight of boys was greater than that of girls, while between 10 and 15 years the reverse was the case; beyond 15 years again the boy's average weight was greater. The weight of rural exceeded that of urban children. The average of the yearly increase of weight up to the eleventh year of life was almost the same in the two sexes; between 11 and 13 years the development of girls is most increased, and between 14 and 16 that of boys. Above 15 the average heightof boys exceeded that of girls; the height of urban children was in general greater than that of rural children. The increase in yearly growth was highest in boys between 14 and 16 and in girls between 11 and 13. The

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