17651 - Heights and Weights of Mexican Children Paul R Earl...

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Heights and Weights of Mexican Children Paul R Earl   Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León San Nicolás de los Garza, NL 66451 Mexico
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Review The anthropometrics of Mexican schoolchildren, university students and soldiers are reviewed. Obesity is a concern of affluent countries, whereas malnutrition concerns the poor. Rural malnutrition in Mexico is marked in Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas. Clinical growth charts for Mexico are still unavailable by social class. HT is used for height in cm and WT in kg for weight. Young middle-class adults have linear growth equations of HT = 68.3 + 1.6446 WT for men and HT = 61.2 + 1.7919 WT for women. The main purpose of this ledcture is to collect the relevant bibliography for future research.
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Desertic and mountainous, Mexico with almost 2 million km 2 of territory has a population of about 105 million persons. The number of children per woman is dropping with increasing industrialization, but the population has a young structure so that many more families with fewer children each are now produced. Lack of rainfall (<700 mm/yr) is the main reason why food must be imported mainly from the US then Canada. Migration from the country to the cities and to the US is an indefinite process over a century behind the Industrial Revolution that it weakly imitates. Latin westcoast migration reaches from Peru to California.
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Educational levels must rise if the rural poor of the southern Mexican states are to successfully enter the international industrialized community that is calling for higher skills. The impoverished states suffering malnutrition most are a) Guerrero, b) Oaxaca and c) Chiapas in that order. See also Bogin et al. (1989) on Guatemala. These farmers and those of all of Central
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