There is no consensus regarding the optimal dosing of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) for children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). Our objective was to evaluate the final adult height (FAH) in children with idiopathic GHD treated with a fixed rhGH dose of 0.18 mg/kg/week. We reviewed all charts of patients with idiopathic GHD treated with rhGH since 1985 who reached FAH. Ninety-six patients were treated for an average of 5.4 years. The mean age was 11.9 years, the mean height –2.87 standard deviation score (SDS) and the mean FAH was –1.04 SDS. Females had a lower predicted adult height than males at the initiation of therapy (–2.0 vs. –1.01 SDS; p = 0.0087) but a higher FAH – predicted adult height (1.08 vs. 0.04 SDS; p = 0.0026). In multiple regression analysis, the FAH SDS was positively related to the midparental height SDS, the height SDS at GH initiation and growth velocity during the first year of therapy, and negatively correlated with peak GH and bone age at initiation (r<sup>2</sup> = 0.51; p < 0.005). Treatment of children with idiopathic GHD with a fixed dose of 0.18 mg/kg/week rhGH is sufficient to reach FAH within 2 SDS of the normal population range (84%) with an average FAH within –0.5 SDS of midparental height.