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Standardizing anthropometric measures in children and adolescents with new functions for egen

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  • Suzanna Vidmar

    (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics)

  • John Carlin

    (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics)

  • Kylie Hesketh

    (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics)

  • Tim Cole

    (Centre for Pediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London)

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    Abstract

    A new function for egen has been developed to allow transformation of child anthropometric data to z-scores using the LMS method and the reference data available from the 1990 British Growth Reference and the 2000 US CDC Growth Reference. An additional function allows for children to be categorized according to body mass index (weight/height 2) using international cutoff points recommended by the Childhood Obesity Working Group of the International Obesity Taskforce. Copyright 2004 by StataCorp LP.

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    Volume (Year): 4 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 50-55

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    Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:4:y:2004:i:1:p:50-55

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    Keywords: z-scores; LMS; egen;

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    Cited by:
    1. Millimet, Daniel & Wang, Le, 2005. "Is the Quantity-Quality Trade-off Really a Trade-off for All?," Departmental Working Papers 0502, Southern Methodist University, Department of Economics.
    2. Stephen C. Smith & Sungil Kwak, 2011. "Multidimensional Poverty and Interlocking Poverty Traps: Framework and Application to Ethiopian Household Panel Data," Working Papers 2011-04, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
    3. Marisa Coetzee, 2011. "Finding the Benefits: Estimating the Impact of the South African Child Support Grant," Working Papers 16/2011, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics.
    4. Bauhoff, Sebastian, 2014. "The effect of school district nutrition policies on dietary intake and overweight: A synthetic control approach," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 12(C), pages 45-55.
    5. Kalle Hirvonen, 2013. "Measuring catch-up growth in malnourished populations," Working Paper Series 5913, Department of Economics, University of Sussex.

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