Using the LMS method to measure skewness in the NCHS and Dutch National height standards.

@article{Cole1989UsingTL,
  title={Using the LMS method to measure skewness in the NCHS and Dutch National height standards.},
  author={Tim James Cole},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={407-19}
}
The American National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and Dutch national height growth standards, unlike previous standards, allowed for skewness when fitting the centile curves. The LMS method (Cole 1988) is a way of summarizing growth standards which monitors the changing skewness of the distribution during childhood. It does so by calculating the Box-Cox power needed to transform the data to normality at each age, and displaying the results as a smooth curve of power plotted against age… CONTINUE READING