Updated growth curves for Turkish children aged 15 days to 60 months


Gokcay G. , Furman A., Neyzi O.

CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, vol.34, no.4, pp.454-463, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2008.00813.x
  • Title of Journal : CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.454-463

Abstract

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.