Data Resources

Supplemental Files from the paper: Urlacher SS, Blackwell AD, Liebert MA, Madimenos FC, Cepon-Robins TJ, Gildner TE, Snodgrass JJ, Sugiyama LS. 2016. Physical growth of the shuar: Height, Weight, and BMI references for an indigenous amazonian population. Am J Hum Biol 28:16–30. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22747


  • R package for calculating z-scores and centile values for measurements of height, weight, and BMI based on both widely used growth standards and references (CDC, WHO) and references from other populations. The included LMS files are for calculating height-for-age, weight-for-age, BMI-for-age, and weight-for-height z-scores:

The Shuar Health and Life History Project

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