Diurnal variation in stature - Is it more in children or adults?

Kewal Krishan, Malkiat C. Sidhu, Tanuj Kanchan, Ritesh G. Menezes, Jaydip Sen

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Abstract

Stature is the most often used anthropometric measure in the nutritional, growth and development, anthropological and forensic oriented studies. Its estimate is considered to be an important assessment in the identification of unknown human remains and its medico-legal significance is obvious in forensic examinations. Diurnal variation in stature is a biological norm in the human body and its effects can be reflected in the reliability of height data in these studies. We hypothesize that the extent of diurnal variation is more in children as compared to adults in a population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-175
Number of pages2
JournalBioscience Hypotheses
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20-04-2009
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Krishan, K., Sidhu, M. C., Kanchan, T., Menezes, R. G., & Sen, J. (2009). Diurnal variation in stature - Is it more in children or adults? Bioscience Hypotheses, 2(3), 174-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bihy.2009.02.008