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WHO child growth standards : growth velocity based on weight, length and head circumference : methods and development.

Geneva, Swtizerland : World Health Organization, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, c2009.
xix, 242 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Summary note:
The WHO Multicenter Growth Reference Study (MGRS) collected primary growth data and related information from 8440 healthy breastfed infants and young children from diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultural settings (Brazil, Ghana, India, Norway, Oman and USA). A key component of the MGRS design was a longitudinal cohort of children who were examined in a sequence of 21 visits starting at birth and ending at 24 months of age. A principal rationale for the longitudinal component was to allow for the development of growth velocity standards. The increments on which the velocity standards are based were calculated using the same longitudinal sample of 882 children and statistical approaches as those used in the construction of the attained growth standards. The velocity standards presented in this report provide a set of tools for monitoring the rapid and changing rate of growth in early childhood and can be used to assess children everywhere, regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status and type of feeding.--Publisher's description.
"The WHO Child Growth Standards were constructed by the Coordinating Team in the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of the World Health Organization."--P. iv.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-238).
Methodology -- Construction of the weight velocity standards -- Construction of the length velocity standards -- Construction of the head circumference velocity standards -- Computation of centiles and z-scores for velocities based on weight, length and head circumference -- Discussion.
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Other title(s):
  • World Health Organization child growth standards
  • Growth velocity based on weight, length and head circumference
  • 9789241547635
  • 9241547634
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