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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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    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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    Article provided by StataCorp LP in its journal Stata Journal.

    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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