C. Schooling, C. Jiang, T. Lam
Sep 1, 2010
American Journal of Human Biology
Leg length and relative leg length are considered to be reliable markers of prepubertal living conditions. Cessation of leg growth, driven by estrogen, occurs earlier in puberty in girls than boys. We hypothesized that leg length and relative leg length, as sitting height to leg ratio, might have sex‐specific associations with age of puberty.