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AYATOLLAHI S, CARPENTER R. A STUDY OF ADULT HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND OBESITY IN SHIRAZ, IRAN, 1988-1989.. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1992; 6 (1) :7-12
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1498-en.html

From the Department of Biostatistics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
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Height, weight and body mass index (BMI) of married adults aged 20-69 years with a school-aged child in Shiraz (Iran) are reported. Smoothed centile values have been derived from the raw data by Healy's nonparametric method. Factors affecting obesity of adults are examined. Shiraz adults are taller and heavier than most adults from developing areas of the world, but are shorter and lighter than most European countries. They are substantially bigger than previously reported. The results provide normal ranges of height, weight and body mass index (BMI) appropriate for clinical work in Iran.
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