What is the racial predilection of short stature?

Updated: Jan 06, 2021
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Answer

Normal variations in stature are often related to ethnic background. For example, tall for a Cambodian individual may be short for a Norwegian individual. However, the major causes of short stature (ie, malnutrition, recurrent illness, parasites) are not race specific.


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