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      Physical growth: National Center for Health Statistics percentiles

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          Abstract

          Anthropometry is an effective and frequently performed child health and nutrition screening procedure. The value of physical growth data depends on their accuracy and reliability, how they are recorded and interpreted, and what follow-up efforts are made after identification of growth abnormality. The new National Center for Health Statistics percentiles can be used to improve identification of potential health and nutritional problems and to facilitate the epidemological comparison of one group of children with others.

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          Journal
          The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
          Oxford University Press (OUP)
          0002-9165
          1938-3207
          March 1979
          March 01 1979
          March 1979
          March 01 1979
          : 32
          : 3
          : 607-629
          Affiliations
          [1 ] From the Division of Health Examination Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics.
          [2 ] Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
          [3 ] Senior Scientist, the Fels Research Institute Yellow Springs, Ohio.
          [4 ] Director of Medical Services, Ross Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio.
          Article
          10.1093/ajcn/32.3.607
          420153
          cc195097-54e2-4271-8d35-2ae10536e273
          © 1979
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