Current Pediatric Research

- Current Pediatric Research (2007) Volume 11, Issue 1

Anthropometric measurements in Down's syndrome children during preschool period - Part II

The present study was conducted to find out the difference in the weight, height, upper segment, lower segment and armspan of Down’s syndrome children compared to controls in the preschool period. All the above said parameters were significantly lower in cases compared to the controls. However; when grouped into age groups, the weight of these children was significantly decreased in 0 to 24 months in case of males, while in females between 9 to 24 months only. Height, upper segment and armspan measurements were significantly decreased in 0 to 9 months age group in male children. Among female children only upper segment was significantly decreased in 9 to 24 months age group.

Author(s): Gnanavel Raja C, Parkash Chand, Vishnu Bhat B, Ramachandra Rao K, Rajesh B

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