Weight-for-height charts for pre-pubescent school boys (aBed 6-11 years) and girls (aged 6-10) years in Shiraz, Iran, and their relationships to the NCHS data were investigated.
Weight-for-height charts for Iranian school children were similar to the NCHS charts except for the higher centiles.
Weight-for-height appears to satisfy the need for a simple method to assess nutritlonal status among school children.
The necessity for local weight-for-height reference data for clinical work is emphasized.
The weight-for-height charts presented here are likely to be appropriate to all urban school children in Iran.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Age, Sexe, Ethnie, Etude comparative, Taille corporelle, Poids corporel, Développement staturopondéral, Iran, Norme, Référence, Royaume Uni, Courbe croissance, Homme, Asie, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Age, Sex, Ethnic group, Comparative study, Body size, Body weight, Somatic growth, Iran, Standards, Reference, United Kingdom, Growth curve, Human, Asia, Europe
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Cote : 93-0659676
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.