alexa A lifetime asymptotic growth curve for human height.
Mathematics

Mathematics

Journal of Biometrics & Biostatistics

Author(s): Jolicoeur P, Pontier J, Pernin MO, Semp M

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Abstract A new seven-parameter asymptotic growth curve has been applied to longitudinal data on the height of 13 boys and 14 girls from 1 month to 19 years of age. The residual sums of squares with this new curve were 7.5 times lower on the average than with the currently-used five-parameter curve No. 1 of Preece and Baines (1978, Annals of Human Biology 5, 1-24) and 2.4 times lower than with the recent six-parameter curve of Shohoji and Sasaki (1987, Growth 51, 432-450). The new curve is expressed with respect to total age, passes through the origin, and fits infants as satisfactorily as older children.
This article was published in Biometrics and referenced in Journal of Biometrics & Biostatistics

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