Longitudinal height velocity standards for U.S. adolescents

Catherine S. Berkey, Douglas W. Dockery, Xiaobin Wang, David Wypij, Benjamin Ferris

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Longitudinally based height velocity centiles for U.S. children, appropriate for paediatric clinical use, were derived for growth from ages 7 to 18 years. A series of gender‐ and race‐specific figures present the median velocity curves for children by year of maturation. Smooth 3rd to 97th centile curves, for blacks and whites together, are provided for children who are early, average, and late maturers. The data were taken from 6532 black and white children participating in the Six Cities Study from 1974 to 1989.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-414
Number of pages12
JournalStatistics in Medicine
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Feb 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics and Probability


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