Physical stature and its interpretation in nineteenth century New Zealand
AbstractDuring the late nineteenth century the physical stature of New Zealandborn men stagnated, despite an apparently beneficial public health environment and growth in per-capita incomes. Stature varied by social class, with professionals and men in rural occupations substantially taller than their peers. There is not enough evidence to show that the indigenous Maori population differed in height from men of European descent.
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Physical stature; Height; Well-being; New Zealand Anthropometric history; Biological standard of living;
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