Growth standards for blacks: current status.

  • J. E. Schutte
  • Published 1980 in Journal of the National Medical Association


Growth standards specific to black boys and girls are necessary because genetically determined patterns of growth in black children are significantly different from those of white children. Such standards have only recently become available, and they need further refinement. The required improvements include: (1) adjusting the standards to reflect the range… (More)