ERIC Number: ED314171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Height, Weight and Body Mass in Infants from Birth to Age Seven. Report #89-1.
Missouri Univ., St. Louis. Parents as Teachers National Center.
This paper presents normative data on height, weight, and body mass in a birth cohort studied prospectively from birth to the age of 7 years. Data are presented by gender and race. The cohort was meant to be representative of the St. Louis metropolitan area in that it included poor people's children, and especially black children who had rarely been included in prospective birth cohorts. Oversampling of black and lower class probands was used to offset the predictable attrition from the milieu. Comparisons with National Center for Health Statistics (1977) and Philadelphia (Verghese and others, 1969) data are made. Reported findings concern weight, height, weight increment, height increment, and ponderal index. It is concluded that development of norms by race seems appropriate and that the data of this report tend to confirm their value. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., St. Louis. Parents as Teachers National Center.
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