Can we predict body height from segmental bone length measurements ? A study of 3,647 children.
It is well known that significant differences exist in the anthropometric data of different races and ethnic groups.
This is a cross-sectional study on segmental bone length based on 3,647 Chinese children of equal sex distribution aged 3-18 years.
The measurements included standing height, weight, arm span, foot length, and segmental bone length of the humerus, radius, ulna, and tibia.
A normality growth chart of all the measured parameters was constructed.
Statistical analysis of the results showed a very high linear correlation of height with arm span, foot length, and segmental bone lengths with a correlation coefficient of 0.96-0.99 for both sexes.
No differences were found between the right and left side of all the segmental bone lengths.
These Chinese children were found to have a proportional limb segmental length relative to the trunk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Croissance, Système ostéoarticulaire, Evaluation, Echelle mesure, Mesure longueur, Os long, Epidémiologie, Anthropométrie, Facteur prédictif, Taille, Enfant, Homme, Chinois
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Growth, Osteoarticular system, Evaluation, Measurement scale, Length measurement, Long bone, Epidemiology, Anthropometry, Predictive factor, Size, Child, Human, Chinese
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0261903
Code Inist : 002B24O08. Création : 11/09/1998.