Accepted Paper:

Growth pattern of Assamese and Bengali children of South Guwahati of Kamrup District of Assam, India  

Author:

Tiluttoma Baruah (Cotton College, Assam)

Paper short abstract:

In this paper attempts were made to find out the growth pattern of Assamese and Bengali children of south Guwahati of Kamrup district, Assam, India.

Paper long abstract:

The result of a cross sectional study of growth in height, horizontal circumference of the head, girth of bicep, girth of chest, girth of calf and weight of children of both sexes(n=1604) under 10 yrs of age of south Guwahati are presented. The children are divided into into Assamese and Bengali speaking groups. The study reveals that the Assamese children are the tallest and the heaviest and the Bengali children are shortest and the lightest in almost all the ages. In other charecters also the Assamese children show highest and the Bengali children show the lowest mean values in most of the ages.

Key words: Growth, cross sectional study, Assamese and Bengali

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