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dc.contributor.authorBonilla E.D.
dc.contributor.authorTorres Galvis C.L.
dc.contributor.authorCampos R.G.
dc.contributor.authorDe Arruda M.
dc.contributor.authorCarrillo J.P.
dc.contributor.authorBolaños M.C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:13:41Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:13:41Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier10.5546/aap.2018.eng.e241
dc.identifier.citation116, 2, e241-e250
dc.identifier.issn03250075
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/3837
dc.descriptionIntroduction. There is increasing concern over the study of physical growth in different regions of the world, although altitude is not considered an adjustment factor. Objectives.compare physical growth variables and body mass index (BMI) patterns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2012 reference data and develop percentiles for children and adolescents. Methodology. School children living at moderate altitude in Bogotá (Colombia) were studied. Their weight and height were evaluated and their BMI was calculated. Anthropometric variables were compared against reference data of the CDC-2012, Brazil, Peru and Argentina. Curves were constructed using the least mean square (LMS) method. Results. A total of 2241 school children (1159 girls) aged 6.0 to 17.9 years were included. There were no significant differences in weight and BMI in 6 to 8 year-olds relative to CDC-2012 reference data; in 9 to 17 year-old children, however, this sample evidenced lower values in terms of weight and BMI as compared to those of the CDC-2012. As far as height is concerned, in both sexes, values were lower than those of the CDC-2012.comparisons against the regional curves of Argentina, Peru and Brazil yielded relatively similar results, with the exception of girls’ BMI, as 13 to 17 year-old girls exhibited lower values. Conclusion. Growth variables of school children were lower relative to the CDC-2012 reference data. There were slight discrepancies in physical growth and BMI in relation to the curves of Argentina, Peru and Brazil. Curves were constructed to evaluate growth in school children living at moderate altitude in Colombia. © 2018 Sociedad Argentina de Pediatria. All rights reserved.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociedad Argentina de Pediatria
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAltitude
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectDevelopment
dc.subjectGrowth
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectaltitude
dc.subjectanthropometry
dc.subjectArgentina
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectbody growth
dc.subjectbody height
dc.subjectbody mass
dc.subjectbody weight
dc.subjectBrazil
dc.subjectchild
dc.subjectColombia
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectcross-sectional study
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectPeru
dc.subjectpublic health service
dc.subjectschool child
dc.subjectColombia
dc.subjectcomparative study
dc.subjectreference value
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAltitude
dc.subjectBody Height
dc.subjectBody Mass Index
dc.subjectBody Weight
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectColombia
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectReference Values
dc.titleWeight, height and body mass index of children and adolescents living at moderate altitude in Colombia
dc.typeArticle


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