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A method of presenting longitudinal growth data

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 December 2008

A. E. Dugdale
Affiliation:
University Paediatric Unit, Mater Children's Hospital, Mater Hill Queensland 4101, Australia
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1. Longitudinal growth profiles contain much information but are difficult to incorporate into mathematical and statistical analyses.

2. A growth function, which is a weighed average of growth achievement at different ages, is proposed.

3. This function is a non-dimensional number with defined statistical properties, and emphasizes growth achievement in early life. It can be used to compare the growth of individuals and populations.

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Papers of direct relevance to Clinical and Human Nutrition
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Copyright © The Nutrition Society 1979

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