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OBJECTIVES This report presents the revised growth charts for the United States. It summarizes the history of the 1977 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) growth charts, reasons for the revision, data sources and statistical procedures used, and major features of the revised charts. METHODS Data from five national health examination surveys(More)
OBJECTIVES This report provides detailed information on how the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts for the United States were developed, expanding upon the report that accompanied the initial release of the charts in 2000. METHODS The growth charts were developed with data from five national health examination surveys and(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a clinical version of the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts and to compare them with the previous version, the 1977 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) growth charts. METHODS The 2000 CDC percentile curves were developed in 2 stages. In the first stage, the empirical percentiles were smoothed(More)
BACKGROUND Body composition estimates for the US population are important in order to analyze trends in obesity, sarcopenia and other weight-related health conditions. National body composition estimates have not previously been available. OBJECTIVE To use transformed bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) data in sex-specific, multicomponent(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop new, nationally representative equations to predict stature for racial/ethnic groups of the elderly population in the United States. DESIGN Anthropometric data for stature, knee height, and sitting height for adults aged 60 years or older were collected from a sample of persons in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination(More)
BACKGROUND The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduced the clinical use of the body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2)) in growth charts for young males and females. OBJECTIVE This study updates our previous report with the use of new CDC BMI charts and definitions of adult overweight and obesity to predict adult overweight or obesity. (More)
Larger body mass index values (BMI in kg/m2) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in adulthood and there are significant correlations between BMI values in childhood and in adulthood. The present study addresses the predictive value of childhood BMI for overweight at 35 +/- 5 y, defined as BMI > 28 for men and > 26 for women. Analyses of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim is to describe body composition in relation to body mass index (BMI; body weight/stature(2)) to provide health care professionals insight into the meaning, significance, and limitations of BMI as an index of adiposity during childhood. METHODS Data from 387 healthy, white children 8 to 18 years of age from the Fels Longitudinal Study(More)
BACKGROUND Changes in body composition in men and women occur with age, but these changes are affected by numerous covariate factors. OBJECTIVE The study examined patterns of change in body composition and determined the effects of long-term patterns of change in physical activity in older men and women and in menopausal status and estrogen use in women.(More)
OBJECTIVE No adequate methods exist for predicting stature to help assess the growth of handicapped (including mobility-impaired) children or to help in developing indexes of obesity or equations for estimating basal energy expenditure for adults. In this project, equations were developed to predict stature in white and black adults and children from(More)