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Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 23–28 | Cite as

Height Velocity Percentiles in Indian Children Aged 5–17 Years

  • Vaman Khadilkar
  • Anuradha KhadilkarEmail author
  • Archana Arya
  • Veena Ekbote
  • Neha Kajale
  • Lavanya Parthasarathy
  • Vivek Patwardhan
  • Supriya Phanse
  • Shashi Chiplonkar
Research Paper

Abstract

Objective

To assess height velocity and develop height velocity percentiles in 5-17-year-old Indian children; and to study the magnitude and age at peak height velocity.

Design

Mixed longitudinal study.

Setting

Private schools at Pune and Delhi.

Participants/patients

2949 children (1681 boys) belonging to affluent class aged 5–17 years (1473-Pune, 1476-Delhi).

Methods

Annual height and weight measurements from 2007 to 2013. Total 13214 height velocity measurements (7724 on boys).

Outcome Measures

Height velocity percentiles (3rd, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th and 97th) constructed using LMS chart maker.

Results

Age- and gender-specific height velocity percentiles were generated. Median height velocity in girls decreased from 5 to 8 years, increased to a peak of 6.6 cm at 10.5 years and then declined to 0.3 cm at 17.5 years. In boys, median height velocity reduced till 10.5, increased to a peak of 6.8 cms at 13.5 years and then declined to 1cm by 18 years.

Conclusions

Height velocity percentiles in 5-17-year-old urban Indian children were constructed.

Keywords

Anthropometry Growth Peak height 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vaman Khadilkar
    • 1
  • Anuradha Khadilkar
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Archana Arya
    • 2
  • Veena Ekbote
    • 1
  • Neha Kajale
    • 1
  • Lavanya Parthasarathy
    • 1
  • Vivek Patwardhan
    • 1
  • Supriya Phanse
    • 1
  • Shashi Chiplonkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of PediatricsHirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute, Jehangir HospitalsPuneIndia
  2. 2.Departments of PediatricsSir Gangaram HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Research Institute, Old Building BasementJehangir HospitalPuneIndia

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