Comparison of National Growth Standards for Turkish Infants and Children with World Health Organization Growth Standards


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Bundak R., Abali Z. Y. , Furman A., Darendeliler F., Gokcay G., Bas F., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.14, no.2, pp.207-215, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jcrpe.galenos.2022.2021-9-10
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-215
  • Keywords: Growth charts, Turkish children, WHO standards, BODY-MASS INDEX, HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE, REFERENCES, WEIGHT, HEIGHT, BIRTH, UK, CURVES

Abstract

Objective: Using World Health Organization (WHO) standards in pediatric practice is still controversial in many countries. It is suggested that national growth charts best reflect the genetic and ethnic characteristics of a population. The aim of this study was to compare length/height, body weight, and body mass index (BMI) in healthy Turkish children of ages 0 to 18 with those proposed by WHO as the international growth standards.