Social inequalities in height: persisting differences today depend upon height of the parents

Bruna Galobardes, Valerie A McCormack, Peter McCarron, Laura D Howe, John Lynch, Debbie A Lawlor, George Davey Smith

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Abstract

Substantial increases in height have occurred concurrently with economic development in most populations during the last century. In high-income countries, environmental exposures that can limit genetic growth potential appear to have lessened, and variation in height by socioeconomic position may have diminished. The objective of this study is to investigate inequalities in height in a cohort of children born in the early 1990s in England, and to evaluate which factors might explain any identified inequalities.
Translated title of the contributionSocial inequalities in height: persisting differences today depend on height in parnets
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e29118
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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