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The Relationship between Intelligence, Head Circumference, Body Weight and Height in Libya

Alsedig Abdalgadr Al-Shahomee, Richard Lynn and Saleh El-Ghmary Abdalla


Published: 2019/06/01


This study reports a relationship between intelligence, head circumference, body weight and height. Intelligence was measured by the Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM), a test of abstract non-verbal reasoning, in a sample of 720 school students aged 13-18 years in Libya. The results show statistically significant correlations of test scores with head circumference, body weight and height in all six age groups, with a mean of 0.27, 0.28 and 0.25 respectively. All three anthropometric measures were independent predictors in multiple regression models.

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