Growth references for Turkish children aged 6 to 18 years

Neyzi O., Furman A., Bundak R. , Gunoz H. , Darendeliler F., Bas F.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA, cilt.95, ss.1635-1641, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 95 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/08035250600652013
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1635-1641


Aim: To create up-to-date reference standards for Turkish children, and to compare these with growth standards for US children (CDC 2000 Growth Charts) and with previous local data. Subjects and methods: Height and weight measurements of 1100 boys and 1020 girls were obtained by biannual visits to six schools located in relatively well-off districts of Istanbul city. All children came from well-to-do families and all were healthy. All measurements were made by two trained technicians. The LMS method was used in the analyses. Results: Heights of the boys and girls in all age groups were close to the updated 2000 USA growth references and showed an increase from data on Turkish children born 30 y earlier. Weight values were high compared to reference data on US children and to the older data on Turkish children.