Minimum time intervals for serial measurements of growth in recumbent length or stature of individual children.

@article{Himes1999MinimumTI,
  title={Minimum time intervals for serial measurements of growth in recumbent length or stature of individual children.},
  author={John H. Himes},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={1999},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={120-5}
}
A method is presented to estimate minimum time intervals for meaningful measurements of growth in recumbent length or stature on individual children. These intervals are based on the statistical features of growth, and consider the reliability of measurement, expected rates of growth, and variation in attained length or stature. Because of the assumptions used, the intervals should be considered as minima, except in some predictable cases. During the prepubescent period there are no differences… CONTINUE READING