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      Assessment of Growth and Maturation during Adolescence

      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Growth, standards, Adolescence, Anthropometry, Maturation

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          Abstract

          Clinical techniques currently used to assess adolescent growth and maturation are critically assessed with regard to anthropometric dimensions, measurement reliability, maturity indicators, and growth standards. While anthropometric measurements are virtually standardized throughout the world, a choice of techniques is available for the assessment of skeletal maturity, dental maturity and secondary sexual development. In addition, a variety of charts of international and national reference data are available for the comparison of individuals and groups. These assessment and comparison techniques are contrasted and compared to arrive at a scientifically appropriate set of recommendations for the clinical assessment of growth and maturity during adolescence.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5884-6
          978-3-318-01950-6
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1993
          1993
          03 December 2008
          : 39
          : Suppl 3
          : 9-17
          Affiliations
          Medical School, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
          Article
          182779 Horm Res 1993;39:9–17
          10.1159/000182779
          8262499
          © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 9
          Categories
          Workshop I The Physical Status: The Use and Interpretation of Anthropometry in Adolescence

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