Changes in body proportions during growth of Latvian girls in Riga

Ilva Duļevska, Silvija Umbraško, Zeltīte Cēderštrēma, Jānis Vētra, Uldis Teibe

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The measurements of girls in Riga in 1996797 constitutes the basis of the research. In total 1.335 girls in the age of 7-18 years were measured. Body height and other lenght measurements and their relations to body height were researched. The following changes were detected: a) at the age of 11 to 12 years the highest increase is seen in body height and the sizes of other body parts and extremities, b) at the age of 12 to 14 years one can see the most intensive increase in body mass. c) at the age of 17-18 years the constitutional type of Latvian girls corresponds to the dolichomorphous type, except for the length of armes, which are shorter and are more typical for mesomorphous type.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-91
JournalPapers on Anthropology
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • body proportions
  • girls anthropometry
  • puberty

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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