The effect of altitude on adolescent growth and development.

@article{Freyre1988TheEO,
  title={The effect of altitude on adolescent growth and development.},
  author={Eleodoro A. Freyre and Marianela V. Ortiz},
  journal={Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          144-9
        }
}
To evaluate the effect of altitude on adolescent growth and development, three groups of healthy, well-nourished youth of similar socioeconomic status and ethnic grouping who resided at sea level (n = 1262 subjects), mid-altitude (n = 1743 subjects), and high altitude (n = 1137 subjects) were studied. The following parameters were evaluated: weight and height in all subjects; genital and pubic hair development in the males; and the initiation of breast development and age of menarche in the… CONTINUE READING