In the present context, “prediction” refers to the use of one or more variables noted at one age to predict a value at an older age. To develop any prediction method one must have serial data. When a prediction method is developed, replication studies are necessary; the method may be less accurate in children of other groups, particularly if they differ from the original group in ethnicity or socioeconomic circumstances.


Adult Height Skeletal Maturity Adult Stature Retarded Child Craniofacial Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex F. Roche
    • 1
  1. 1.Fels Research Institute and Department of PediatricsWright State University School of MedicineYellow SpringsUSA

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