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Socio-Economic Characteristics of the Tall and not so Tall Women of India

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  • Brinda Viswanathan

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  • Viney Sharma

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    New studies are increasingly appearing based on historical data across the world that better socio-economic status is associated with taller men and women. This study based on a recent Indian data analyses the variations in height among adult women. [WOrking Paper No. 41]. URL: [http://www.mse.ac.in/pub/working%20paper%2041.pdf].

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    Keywords: nutritional status; BMI; Body Mass Index; physical activity; food intake; balanced diet; Height; anthropometry; gender; education; poverty; India; historical data; socio-economic status; taller; men; women; Indian data; height; adults;

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