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Publication:
Chinese Journal of Dental Research

Year 1999
Volume 2 , Issue 3

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Pages: 54 - 58

Standard Growth Curve Chart for Body Height of Chinese Adolescent for Orthodontic Diagnosis

Ling Ye, DDS/Yangxi Chen, DDS, MS/Xinhua Lou, DDS, MS/Guoping Xiong, DDS, PhD

Objective: To make a standard growth curve chart on the body height of Chinese adolescents. Methods: Statistical data from 32,524 Sichuan students aged 7 to 19 years were surveyed in 1995. Mean values of the annual increment of body height and the ages of the pubertal growth periods were analyzed. Results: During the period between 9 and 13 years, males surpass females, and the difference in physical growth development becomes more pronounced. Conclusions: The new standard growth curve chart on the body height of Chinese adolescent may be applied to better understand the growth pattern of Chinese orthodontic patients. (CJDR 1999;2(3):54-58

 

 

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