Patterns and correlates of adult height in Sri Lanka
The present study examines patterns and socioeconomic and demographic correlates of adult height among Sri Lankan adults. Data were available for height and socio-demographic factors from a nationally representative cross-sectional sample of 4477 subjects above 18 years. Recruitment was between 2005 and 2006. Mean age of all subjects was 46.1Â Â±Â 15.1 years. Mean height of males and females were 163.6Â Â±Â 6.9Â cm and 151.4Â Â±Â 6.4Â cm respectively. Mean height showed a significant negative correlation with age (pÂ
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