Age at menarche and the weight-for-height index.


The use of nominal and adjusted weight-for-height values using Tanner-Whitehouse standards and US National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) standards was evaluated in a sample of 800 black rural primary schoolchildren aged 12-17 years. The study showed that nominal weight-for-height values for adolescents need adjusting to control for pubertal… (More)