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S10 Child Development - Child Development Physical Growth A...

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Child Development Physical Growth A growth chart is used to measure and compare a child's growth to a standard range. Parameters which are measured include height, weight and head circumference. are shorter. M easurements are compared to the "standard" or normal range for children of the same gender and age. Results are read as percentiles of average.
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Child Development Physical Growth Nature Genetic factors strongly influence height and weight; this includes obesity Gender has a clear effect on height and weight
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Child Development Nurture Growth rate variations are attributed to nationality, ethnicity, and SES differences Environmental factors like nutrition, climate, physical and psychological disorders affect growth
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Child Development Physical Growth A secular trend shows humans growing taller and heavier; results vary by social class and culture over time Historical trends toward greater height and weight is due to improved Health and nutrition Socioeconomic conditions Genetic factors (ie: intermarriage) Education
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Puberty Puberty is biological, or physical changes, between childhood and adolescence. Due to Hormonal changes Chemicals secreted by the endocrine glands; carried through the body by the bloodstream.
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