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dc.contributor.authorLeite Portella D.
dc.contributor.authorArruda M.
dc.contributor.authorGómez-Campos R.
dc.contributor.authorCheckin Portella G.
dc.contributor.authorAndruske C.L.
dc.contributor.authorCossio-Bolaños M.A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:21:19Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:21:19Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier10.1159/000475998
dc.identifier.citation70, 4, 329-337
dc.identifier.issn02506807
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/5068
dc.descriptionBackground/Aim: The study of physical growth variables in terms of chronological age and biological maturation may provide a common reference point to reflect on the occurrence of body dimensions in and between individuals. The objectives of this study were as follows: (a) verify if the observed gender differences in the variables of physical growth by chronological age are confounded by physical maturation, (b) compare physical growth patterns with the reference of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-2012, and (c) develop regional curves to assess physical growth in terms of biological maturation. Methods: Researchers studied 3,674 children and adolescents. Weight, standing height, and sitting height were measured. Biological maturation was determined by using the age of peak velocity growth. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Growth variables were compared with the CDC-2012 reference. Percentiles were calculated by the LMS method. The students differed in weight and BMI when compared to the reference individuals. The differences in weight, standing height, and BMI between both genders are more pronounced when they are aligned with biological age rather than chronological age. Conclusion: Weight and BMI differ from the reference. Furthermore, the assessment of the physical growth trajectory should be analyzed in terms of biological maturation. The proposed regional curves may be used in and applied to clinical and epidemiological contexts. © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherS. Karger AG
dc.subjectAdolescents
dc.subjectBiological maturation
dc.subjectChildren
dc.subjectCurves
dc.subjectGrowth
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectage
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectbody height
dc.subjectbody mass
dc.subjectbody weight
dc.subjectchild
dc.subjectchild growth
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectcross-sectional study
dc.subjectdescriptive research
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjectgrowth rate
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjecthuman experiment
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmaturation
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.subjectschool child
dc.subjectsex difference
dc.subjectsitting
dc.subjectstanding
dc.subjectyoung adult
dc.subjectadolescent development
dc.subjectBrazil
dc.subjectchild development
dc.subjectreference value
dc.subjectsex factor
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAdolescent Development
dc.subjectBody Height
dc.subjectBody Mass Index
dc.subjectBody Weight
dc.subjectBrazil
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectChild Development
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studies
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectReference Values
dc.subjectSex Factors
dc.titlePhysical Growth and Biological Maturation of Children and Adolescents: Proposed Reference Curves
dc.typeArticle


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