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Article: A comparison of target height estimated and final height attained between Swedish and Hong Kong Chinese children

TitleA comparison of target height estimated and final height attained between Swedish and Hong Kong Chinese children
Authors
KeywordsFinal height
Growth evaluation
Prediction
Target height
Issue Date1999
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1328-8067&site=1
Citation
Acta Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, 1999, v. 88 n. 3, p. 248-252 How to Cite?
AbstractTarget height, the genetic potential in stature, is commonly estimated by the corrected midparental height (CMH) method. A new model for estimating target height has recently been introduced based on a large, Swedish, population-based study. The aim of this study was to compare the validity of the two methods for estimating target height in Hong Kong Chinese children. The Hong Kong Chinese were more than 10 cm shorter than the Swedes in stature. The secular increase in height over the two generations, however, was 4.2-4.8 cm for the Hong Kong Chinese, much larger than that of the Swedes (0.7-1.0 cm). The two populations are thus at different stages in the secular trend. The new model derived from Swedish population for estimating target height was shown to be applicable to Hong Kong Chinese children; the mean of residual final height values was close to zero (-0.15 cm, p=0.74). However, the mean of residual final height was significantly above the expected value of zero (4.5 cm, p < 0.0001) when the CMH method was applied to the data, which implies an underestimation bias of 4.5 cm. Consequently, if the CMH method is used to estimate target height and evaluate growth hormone treatment responses in short children, it may inflate the treatment response by 4.5 cm. In conclusion, the recently proposed model for target height estimation offers a better alternative for estimating target height in Hong Kong Chinese children and for assessing growth-promoting treatments.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/80080
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.647
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.794
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dc.contributor.authorLuo, ZCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLow, LCKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKarlberg, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:02:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:02:10Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationActa Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, 1999, v. 88 n. 3, p. 248-252en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0803-5253en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/80080-
dc.description.abstractTarget height, the genetic potential in stature, is commonly estimated by the corrected midparental height (CMH) method. A new model for estimating target height has recently been introduced based on a large, Swedish, population-based study. The aim of this study was to compare the validity of the two methods for estimating target height in Hong Kong Chinese children. The Hong Kong Chinese were more than 10 cm shorter than the Swedes in stature. The secular increase in height over the two generations, however, was 4.2-4.8 cm for the Hong Kong Chinese, much larger than that of the Swedes (0.7-1.0 cm). The two populations are thus at different stages in the secular trend. The new model derived from Swedish population for estimating target height was shown to be applicable to Hong Kong Chinese children; the mean of residual final height values was close to zero (-0.15 cm, p=0.74). However, the mean of residual final height was significantly above the expected value of zero (4.5 cm, p < 0.0001) when the CMH method was applied to the data, which implies an underestimation bias of 4.5 cm. Consequently, if the CMH method is used to estimate target height and evaluate growth hormone treatment responses in short children, it may inflate the treatment response by 4.5 cm. In conclusion, the recently proposed model for target height estimation offers a better alternative for estimating target height in Hong Kong Chinese children and for assessing growth-promoting treatments.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectFinal heighten_HK
dc.subjectGrowth evaluationen_HK
dc.subjectPredictionen_HK
dc.subjectTarget heighten_HK
dc.titleA comparison of target height estimated and final height attained between Swedish and Hong Kong Chinese childrenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLow, LCK: lcklow@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailKarlberg, J: jpekarl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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