Secular Trend in Some Anthropometric Measurements of Monpa Boys in Arunachal Pradesh, India: A Comparison of over 3 Decades-Gap Findings

Data on height, sitting height, and body weight of Monpa boys were obtained from two cross-sectional studies whose findings were based on data collected during 1977 and 2014 by Duarah and the present author respectively. The study shows that though the present Monpa population have undergone different transitional stages over the last 3 decades, they show lesser values of height and weight in comparison to that of the general Indian children or other Himalayan populations. Since this report is a first attempt on secular trend of the Monpas, there is a scope for future research in this area and to delve into understanding of the secular trend in growth among the Monpas as well as other Northeastern Indian populations.