International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Jaswal S, Jaswal IJS, 1987: Relative Body Size of Non-Institutionalized Mentally Retarded Males and Females. Anthropologie (Brno) 25, 2: 175-178'.
A sample of 165 mentally retarded subjects, 6 to 18 years of age and diagnosed as "retardates of unknown aetiology" was examined anthropometrically. The subjects were retarded for all the thirty measurements when compared to the standards of controle. Most noticeably depressed of all anthropometric variables was head lenght. Approximately 19 to 40 percent of subjects were two or more standard deviations below normal mean for stature, sitting height vertex, trunk height, biacromial diameter, extremities, hands and feet. The remaining measurements were much less depressed. In comparison to the other defined populations of retardates, the subjects of the present series appear to be less retarded.
Body size - Mental retardation - Anthropometry - Standard scores

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