Prediction of Final Stature at the Age of 11–13 Years

  • J. Mészáros
  • I. Szmodis
  • J. Mohácsi
  • T. Szabó
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In the course of ontogenesis, body dimensions grow continuously, but this growth is usually not linear. The age-dependent changes are known for the majority of body dimensions (Eiben et al. 1971; Mészáros et al. 1979). In the construction of curves depicting growth trends, age is usually regarded as the independent variable. In everyday practice, age refers to chronological or calendar age. This age is, however, a rather crude approximation of biologic age because of the fact that unit time by the biologic clock of individuals covers a rather variable time span. Accordingly, the milestones of individual development appear relatively independent of chronological age and this is why it is necessary to assess biologic age.


Suggested Method Adult Height Plastic Index Biologic Clock Body Dimension 
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  • J. Mészáros
  • I. Szmodis
  • J. Mohácsi
  • T. Szabó

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