Normal growth and techniques of growth assessment.

  title={Normal growth and techniques of growth assessment.},
  author={James M Tanner},
  journal={Clinics in endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={15 3},
  • James M Tanner
  • Published 1986 in Clinics in endocrinology and metabolism
The shape of the human growth curve is described and illustrated. Growth studies may be longitudinal, cross-sectional, mixed longitudinal or linked-longitudinal; each has advantages and disadvantages, and each requires appropriate statistical methods for handling the data. Standards for height and height velocity for use in a clinical setting wherein follow-up over several years is presumed are described and illustrated. Such standards have to take into account tempo of growth at ages over nine… CONTINUE READING
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