Physical growth and sexual maturation of boys in Chapaevsk, Russia.

@article{Lee2003PhysicalGA,
  title={Physical growth and sexual maturation of boys in Chapaevsk, Russia.},
  author={Mary A. M. Lee and Oleg Sergeyev and Paige L Williams and Susan A. Korrick and Vladimir Zeilert and Boris Revich and Russ Hauser},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          169-78
        }
}
We characterized physical growth and sexual maturation in 2,579 boys, ages 10 through 16.99 years, residing in Chapaevsk, Russia in order to establish region-specific reference data. Age-specific norms were established for height, weight, and BMI, and compared to US reference data by z-score analysis, while mean heights and weights by age were compared to published national Russian data. Compared to US boys, height was slightly lower (overall z-score -0.18) at all ages except the oldest (16-16… CONTINUE READING

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