Polish 2010 growth references for school-aged children and adolescents

  title={Polish 2010 growth references for school-aged children and adolescents},
  author={Zbigniew Kułaga and Mieczysław Litwin and Marcin Tkaczyk and Iwona Palczewska and Małgorzata Zajączkowska and Danuta Zwolińska and Tomasz Krynicki and Anna Wasilewska and Anna Moczulska and Aurelia Morawiec-Knysak and Katarzyna Barwicka and A Grajda and Beata Gurzkowska and Ewelina Napieralska and Huiqi Pan},
  booktitle={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Growth references are useful in monitoring a child's growth, which is an essential part of child care. The aim of this paper was to provide updated growth references for Polish school-aged children and adolescents and show the prevalence of overweight and obesity among them. Growth references for height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) were constructed with the lambda, mu, sigma (LMS) method using data from a recent, large, population-representative sample of school-aged children and… CONTINUE READING
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