Growth references for Turkish children aged 6 to 18 years


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

ACTA PAEDIATRICA, vol.95, no.12, pp.1635-1641, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08035250600652013
  • Journal Name: ACTA PAEDIATRICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1635-1641
  • Keywords: growth anthropometry, height, percentile curves, weight, BODY-MASS INDEX, SEXUAL-MATURATION, NATIONAL-CENTER, CENTILE CURVES, LMS METHOD, CHARTS, STANDARDS, WEIGHT, HEIGHT
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.