The National Center for Health Statistics reference and the growth of Indian adolescent boys.

@article{Ons2001TheNC,
  title={The National Center for Health Statistics reference and the growth of Indian adolescent boys.},
  author={Mercedes de On{\'i}s and Parasmani Dasgupta and Sankar P Saha and Devjoy Sengupta and Monika Bl{\"o}ssner},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={248-53}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies describing the growth of adolescents exist because of the difficulties in interpreting anthropometric data in this age group. OBJECTIVE We describe the growth of adolescent boys from West Bengal, India, and assess the adequacy of using the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reference data. DESIGN A cross-sectional anthropometric survey was conducted in 818 Bengali boys from middle-class families. Anthropometric measurements were taken on each subject's… CONTINUE READING

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