THE INDICES OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE 5-16-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

Abstract: 

The length of the body, weight, chest circumference and body surface are increased at the age of 5-16, though these indices increase is likely to appear among the boys rather than girls. The main increase of the physical growth and development indices among the boys is at 8, 13, 15, 16 and among the girls – at 10, 13. The 11, 13, 14-year-old girls surpass the boys of the same age, though we succeeded to get the re-liable intersexual differences and all the studied indices of the boys physical growth and development were higher than the girls’.

Key words: 

length of the body, weight, intersexual differences, chest circumference, body surface, physi-cal growth and development.

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