CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, vol.34, no.4, pp.454-463, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
Article / Article
CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
body mass index, growth, infants, BODY-MASS INDEX, CENTILE CURVES, LMS METHOD, WEIGHT, REFERENCES, INFANTS, HEIGHT, ORIGIN
Background Growth reference values are useful in paediatric health care as a health indicator. Secular changes in height for age values are also known to affect the timing of puberty and brain weight. Different populations may be at different stages of this secular trend. It is, therefore, necessary to periodically update the growth reference values for each population to identify these changes. The aim of this study was to update the growth reference values for Turkish infants and young children.