The British (Tanner and Whitehouse) and American (National Center for Health Statistics, NCHS) growth standards are widely used internationally, although the data are now over 30 years old.
Routine weight data was retrieved from the child health records of a complete annual cohort of 3418 children aged 18-30 months to test the validity of these standards for modern infants.
Compared with the Tanner and Whitehouse standards, Newcastle children rose initially and then fell a mean of 0.7 SDs between 6 weeks and 18 months, resulting in a threefold difference in the proportion of children below the 3rd centile at different ages.
NCHS standards showed a similar pattern.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Biométrie corporelle, Courbe croissance, Etude comparative, Méthode mesure, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Corporal biometry, Growth curve, Comparative study, Measurement method, Human
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Cote : 93-0655182
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.