The survey covered food pattern, haematological analysis, somatometric data, bone age and bone density, and environment to detect any differences in nutrition and health between the three groups.
Differences were most frequently pronounced in Tilburg between children ranking second in a small and large family. In Leeuwarden, Sneek and Franeker food intake and health of children ranking fifth in large families were poorer than in the other groups. Family size and ranking-number were both important determinants of nutritional status but social and economic conditions and household management also played a role.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||22 Nov 1961|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 1961|
- child nutrition
- infant nutrition
- nutritional disorders
- feeding habits