GROWTH DIFFERENTIATION DURING PRE-ADOLESCENCE AMONG THE MARIA OF CHHATTISGARH, INDIA: A MULTIVARIATE DISTANCE ANALYSIS

Authors

  • Anandmurti Mishra SOS in Anthropology and Tribal Studies, Bastar University. Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh, India
  • Sharda Dewangan SOS in Anthropology and Tribal Studies, Bastar University. Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh, India
  • Tiluttoma Baruah Department of Anthropology, Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam, India
  • Dipak Kumar Adak Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Keywords:

Physical Growth, Pre-adolescent Growth Spurt, Maria

Abstract

The Maria tribal children (6-12 years) were studied to examine the pre-adolescent growth differentiation. Altogether 445 children  (boys:222; girls:223) were measured for stature, weight, head length, head breadth, bizygomatic breadth, nasal height, nasal breadth, morphological facial height, upper facial height, bigonial breadth and least frontal breadth. In order to find out the changes during growth period multivariate distance analysis was performed putting together all measurements. Findings of MMD, CPG, CSG and t-D showed that a sharp pre-adolescent growth spurt occurred between 11-12 years among the boys and 8-9 years among the girls. Pre-adolescent growth spurt thus occurred much earlier among the boys than the girls.

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Published

15-11-2019

How to Cite

Anandmurti Mishra, Sharda Dewangan, Tiluttoma Baruah, & Dipak Kumar Adak. (2019). GROWTH DIFFERENTIATION DURING PRE-ADOLESCENCE AMONG THE MARIA OF CHHATTISGARH, INDIA: A MULTIVARIATE DISTANCE ANALYSIS. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 5(11). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1910