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dc.contributor.authorDurán, Paola
dc.contributor.authorMerker, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorBriceño, Germán
dc.contributor.authorColón, Eugenia
dc.contributor.authorLine, Dionne
dc.contributor.authorAbad, Verónica
dc.contributor.authorDel Toro, Kenny
dc.contributor.authorChahín, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorMatallana, Audrey Mary
dc.contributor.authorLema, Adriana
dc.contributor.authorLlano, Mauricio
dc.contributor.authorCéspedes, Jaime
dc.contributor.authorHagenäs, Lars
dc.relation.ispartofseriesActa Paediatrica, 1651-2227, Vol. 105, Nro. 3, 2015, p. 116-125spa
dc.titleColombian reference growth curves for height, weight, body mass index and head circumferencespa
dc.type.localArtículo de revista
dc.subject.keywordsBody heightspa
dc.subject.keywordsBody mass indexspa
dc.subject.keywordsHead circumferencespa
dc.subject.keywordsReference growth curvespa
dc.publisher.journalActa paediatricaspa
dc.identifier.instnameinstname:Universidad El Bosque
dc.identifier.reponamereponame:Repositorio Institucional Universidad El Bosque
dc.title.translatedColombian reference growth curves for height, weight, body mass index and head circumferencespa
dc.description.abstractenglishAim Published Growth studies from Latin America are limited to growth references from Argentina and Venezuela. The aim of this study was to construct reference growth curves for height, weight, body mass index (BMI ) and head circumference of Colombian children in a format that is useful for following the growth of the individual child and as a tool for public health. Methods Prospective measurements from 27 209 Colombian children from middle and upper socio‐economic level families were processed using the generalised additive models for location, scale and shape (GAMLSS ). Results Descriptive statistics for length and height, weight, BMI and head circumference for age are given as raw and smoothed values. Final height was 172.3 cm for boys and 159.4 cm for girls. Weight at 18 years of age was 64.0 kg for boys and 54 kg for girls. Growth curves are presented in a ± 3 SD format using logarithmic axes. Conclusion The constructed reference growth curves are a start for following secular trends in Colombia and are also in the presented layout an optimal clinical tool for health
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