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Titre du Document
Hojde hos 6-16-årige danske skoleborn målt i perioden fra 1986/1987 til 1996/1997 : Sammenlignet med danske målinger fra 1971/1972
Height in 6-15-year-old Danish schoolchildren measured in 1986/1987 to 1996/1997: comparison with Danish measurements in 1971/1972
Auteur(s)
RASMUSSEN Søren ; PETERSEN Tove Anne-Grete ; MADSEN Mette
Résumé
Introduction: Danish schoolchildren are said to have grown taller during the last 25 years. Studies on this topic have not been nationwide, however. The aim of this study was to compare the heights of a nationwide sample of Danish schoolchildren in 1986/1987-1996/1997 to a sample in 1971/1972. Material and methods: The school health officers in 23 municipalities representing a "mini-Denmark" collected from the school health records 3-4 routinely measured heights in children attending school in 1986/1987-1996/1997. The data covered at total of 11,351 height measurements of 3378 children. From these data, standards of height from the age of 6-16 years were calculated. Results: The schoolchildren's average heights had increased about 1 cm at the start of school, 2-3 cm in girls and 5-6 cm in boys aged 10-15 years and 0.6 cm in girls and 1.6 cm in boys aged 16 years, as compared to growth charts for 1971/1972. Conclusion: The children in our study were taller than schoolchildren in 1971/1972, and they seemed to have an earlier pubertal height spurt. A growth study of Danish children is needed.
Editeur
Almindelige danske lægeforening
Identifiant
PMID : 12422392 ISSN : 0041-5782
Source
Ugeskrift for læger A. 2002, vol. 164, n° 43, pp. 5011-5015 [5 pages]
Langue
dan
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