Anthropometric data from American prisons reveal that the stature of Chinese immigrants to the American West compared favorably to that of other Chinese of the period for whom documentation exists. Year of birth was more significant than socioeconomic status in explaining variations in Chinese immigrants' height, indicating that political and economic events were primary factors in the decline of their stature as the century progressed.

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