Maternal education inequalities in height growth rates in early childhood: 2004 Pelotas birth cohort study

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 04/23/2012

These data demonstrate an increase in the absolute and relative inequality in height after birth; inequality increases from approximately 0.2 standard deviations of birth length to approximately 0.7 standard deviations of height at age 4, indicating that height inequality, which was already present at birth, widened through differential growth rates to age 2 years.

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