International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2021 (Vols. 1-59)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
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'Bernasovský I, Bernasovská K, Hudáková T, 1981: Some Body Characteristics of Rom (Gypsy) Newborns and Their Mothers. Anthropologie (Brno) 19, 3: 263-268'.
The index values of the weight per 1 cm, the body construction and the body roundness of 1958 Rom (Gypsy) full-term newborns are given and compared with the values of 2351 non-Rom (non-Gypsy) full-term newborns. The lower index values of the weight per 1 cm and the body construction of the Rom (Gypsy) newborns were observed as compared with the non-Rom (non-Gypsy) ones. No differences were found between the Rom (Gypsy) and non-Rom (non-Gypsy) newborns as for the body roundness index value. Studying the relation between the age of the Rom (Gypsy) mothers and theirs child birth weight the mild continuous increase in the weight of the newborns due to the increase of their mothers age was observed. The direct dependence was found between the height of the Rom (Gypsy) mothers and the births weight and the lenghts of their childern. A1 A2 BO and Rh blood group frequencies are given for the Rom (Gypsy) mothers from Košice in comparison with the data of the other population.

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