Short-term secular change in height, body mass and Tanner-Whitehouse 3 skeletal maturity of Madeira youth, Portugal.

BACKGROUND Secular trends in height and weight are reasonably well documented in Europe. Corresponding observations for skeletal maturation are lacking. AIM To assess secular trends in height, body mass and skeletal maturity of Portuguese children and adolescents and to provide updated reference values for skeletal maturity scores (SMSs). SUBJECTS AND… CONTINUE READING