Johan P. E. Karlberg

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An update of the Swedish reference standards for weight, length, and head circumference at birth, for each week of gestational age, is presented. It is based on the total Swedish cohorts of infants born 1977-1981 (n = 475,588). A "healthy population" (79%) was extracted, using prospectively collected data. Weekly (28-42 weeks) grouped data for length and(More)
UNLABELLED This study aimed to update growth reference values for height, weight and head circumference in order to reflect the changes in body size in the Swedish population during the past two decades. The data came from a large longitudinal growth study on 3650 full-term healthy Swedish children who were born between 1973 and 1975. All of these 1801(More)
No large population-based study has addressed the question of how overnutrition is related to subsequent height gain in childhood, timing of puberty, and final height. The present data represent a large Swedish population-based longitudinal growth study. Height gain in childhood, timing of reaching peak height velocity and height gain during adolescence,(More)
ABSTRACT: Intrauterine growth retardation, or being small for gestational age (SGA), has a life-long impact on a fetus's potential for development and survival. The incidence and relative risk of short stature in children born SGA were studied using a Swedish healthy full-term (37–43 wk of gestation) singleton birth cohort (n = 3650) from Göteborg, followed(More)
The 'ICP growth model' (ICP = Infancy, Childhood and Puberty components) represents linear growth from 3 years of age to maturity by a combination of a slowly decelerating childhood component together with a sigmoid puberty component, the latter acting only during adolescence. Linear growth is analysed for 157 longitudinally followed healthy infants using(More)
This first report from a population-based postnatal growth study of 3650 healthy Swedish subjects born at full term provides new reference values for height and weight and shows that over the last 20 years there has been a small secular trend in height (0.2-0.4 SDS over the whole age range) in Sweden in both boys and girls. Within this cohort, 111 (3.1%)(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, and the risk of gastric cancer has not been well studied. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies to evaluate the association between use of this class of drugs and the risk of gastric cancer. METHODS A fully(More)
The corrected midparental height method was introduced by Tanner in 1970 (Tanner method) and is commonly used to estimate target height in children to evaluate the effectiveness of growth-promoting therapies. It has not been established if the equation used to compute target height should be the same for children with short, normal, or tall parents. In this(More)
A new approach to modelling the individual human linear growth curve from birth to maturity is presented in detail. The model, which is also suitable for other measurements, breaks down growth mathematically into three additive and partly superimposed components--Infancy, Childhood and Puberty (the ICP-model). A key feature of this approach is that these(More)