Height Velocity Percentiles in Indian Children Aged 5–17 Years
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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.
Mixed longitudinal study.
Private schools at Pune and Delhi.
2949 children (1681 boys) belonging to affluent class aged 5–17 years (1473-Pune, 1476-Delhi).
Annual height and weight measurements from 2007 to 2013. Total 13214 height velocity measurements (7724 on boys).
Height velocity percentiles (3rd, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th and 97th) constructed using LMS chart maker.
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.
Height velocity percentiles in 5-17-year-old urban Indian children were constructed.
KeywordsAnthropometry Growth Peak height
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