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Publication Date

1964

Keywords

Nutrition; Economic development

Abstract

Investigation of nutrition as a reliable measure of relative economic development. Fourteen specific indices were grouped and combined to make six general indices. Subjected to the Kendall test of concordance, they were found to measure the same basic phenomenon that, on examination, appeared to be symptomatic of economic development and, therefore, reliably combined into a single index. A nutrition index was then compiled for specific countries in terms of gross calories per capita per day and adjusted to age structure, climate ami .quality of diet. All countries for which information was available were ranked by this nutritional index and tested against the economic development index. The two measures were found to have a Spearman Rank Correlation of r, = .871, indicating a high correlation.

First Page

43

Last Page

46

Primo Type

Article

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