Changes and correlations in height from 7 to 69 years of age across the birth years of 1930 to 1989

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Changes and correlations in height from 7 to 69 years of age across the birth years of 1930 to 1989. / Pedersen, Dorthe C.; Meyle, Kathrine D.; Ängquist, Lars; Andersen, Ingelise; Tjønneland, Anne; Linneberg, Allan; Osler, Merete; Mortensen, Erik L; Gyntelberg, Finn; Lund, Rikke; Aarestrup, Julie; Baker, Jennifer L.

In: American Journal of Human Biology, Vol. 32, No. 4, e23378, 2020.

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Pedersen, DC, Meyle, KD, Ängquist, L, Andersen, I, Tjønneland, A, Linneberg, A, Osler, M, Mortensen, EL, Gyntelberg, F, Lund, R, Aarestrup, J & Baker, JL 2020, 'Changes and correlations in height from 7 to 69 years of age across the birth years of 1930 to 1989', American Journal of Human Biology, vol. 32, no. 4, e23378. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23378

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Pedersen, D. C., Meyle, K. D., Ängquist, L., Andersen, I., Tjønneland, A., Linneberg, A., ... Baker, J. L. (2020). Changes and correlations in height from 7 to 69 years of age across the birth years of 1930 to 1989. American Journal of Human Biology, 32(4), [e23378]. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23378

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Pedersen DC, Meyle KD, Ängquist L, Andersen I, Tjønneland A, Linneberg A et al. Changes and correlations in height from 7 to 69 years of age across the birth years of 1930 to 1989. American Journal of Human Biology. 2020;32(4). e23378. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23378

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Pedersen, Dorthe C. ; Meyle, Kathrine D. ; Ängquist, Lars ; Andersen, Ingelise ; Tjønneland, Anne ; Linneberg, Allan ; Osler, Merete ; Mortensen, Erik L ; Gyntelberg, Finn ; Lund, Rikke ; Aarestrup, Julie ; Baker, Jennifer L. / Changes and correlations in height from 7 to 69 years of age across the birth years of 1930 to 1989. In: American Journal of Human Biology. 2020 ; Vol. 32, No. 4.

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title = "Changes and correlations in height from 7 to 69 years of age across the birth years of 1930 to 1989",
abstract = "OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe changes in height during childhood and to investigate potential changes in the proportion of children attaining final height in childhood and in correlations between child and adult height across birth cohorts.METHODS: We included 363 059 children (179 906 girls) from the Copenhagen School Health Records Register, who were born between 1930 and 1989, with height measurements at ages 7, 10, or 13 years. Linkages to data resources containing adult height values between ages 18 and 69 years were possible for a subpopulation of 96 133 individuals (23 051 women). Birth years were categorized as 1930 to 1939, 1940 to 1949, and 1950 to 1989. Descriptive height statistics were estimated by birth years and birth cohorts. Height correlations were examined using sex- and age-specific partial Pearson correlation analyses and meta-regression techniques.RESULTS: Across 60 birth years, mean child heights at age 7 increased by 2.9 cm in girls and 3.0 cm in boys, and adult heights increased as well. The proportions of children attaining final height by age 13 remained low across the birth cohorts; nonetheless, there was a significant increase from 0.7{\%} to 1.5{\%} in girls only (P < .0001). Both child-child and child-adult height correlations were strong and remained relatively stable across birth cohorts.CONCLUSIONS: Mean child and adult height increased during the study period, but the proportion of children attaining final height at age 13 remained low. Child-child and child-adult height correlations were largely unchanged across birth cohorts.",
author = "Pedersen, {Dorthe C.} and Meyle, {Kathrine D.} and Lars {\"A}ngquist and Ingelise Andersen and Anne Tj{\o}nneland and Allan Linneberg and Merete Osler and Mortensen, {Erik L} and Finn Gyntelberg and Rikke Lund and Julie Aarestrup and Baker, {Jennifer L}",
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T1 - Changes and correlations in height from 7 to 69 years of age across the birth years of 1930 to 1989

AU - Pedersen, Dorthe C.

AU - Meyle, Kathrine D.

AU - Ängquist, Lars

AU - Andersen, Ingelise

AU - Tjønneland, Anne

AU - Linneberg, Allan

AU - Osler, Merete

AU - Mortensen, Erik L

AU - Gyntelberg, Finn

AU - Lund, Rikke

AU - Aarestrup, Julie

AU - Baker, Jennifer L

N1 - © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

PY - 2020

Y1 - 2020

N2 - OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe changes in height during childhood and to investigate potential changes in the proportion of children attaining final height in childhood and in correlations between child and adult height across birth cohorts.METHODS: We included 363 059 children (179 906 girls) from the Copenhagen School Health Records Register, who were born between 1930 and 1989, with height measurements at ages 7, 10, or 13 years. Linkages to data resources containing adult height values between ages 18 and 69 years were possible for a subpopulation of 96 133 individuals (23 051 women). Birth years were categorized as 1930 to 1939, 1940 to 1949, and 1950 to 1989. Descriptive height statistics were estimated by birth years and birth cohorts. Height correlations were examined using sex- and age-specific partial Pearson correlation analyses and meta-regression techniques.RESULTS: Across 60 birth years, mean child heights at age 7 increased by 2.9 cm in girls and 3.0 cm in boys, and adult heights increased as well. The proportions of children attaining final height by age 13 remained low across the birth cohorts; nonetheless, there was a significant increase from 0.7% to 1.5% in girls only (P < .0001). Both child-child and child-adult height correlations were strong and remained relatively stable across birth cohorts.CONCLUSIONS: Mean child and adult height increased during the study period, but the proportion of children attaining final height at age 13 remained low. Child-child and child-adult height correlations were largely unchanged across birth cohorts.

AB - OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe changes in height during childhood and to investigate potential changes in the proportion of children attaining final height in childhood and in correlations between child and adult height across birth cohorts.METHODS: We included 363 059 children (179 906 girls) from the Copenhagen School Health Records Register, who were born between 1930 and 1989, with height measurements at ages 7, 10, or 13 years. Linkages to data resources containing adult height values between ages 18 and 69 years were possible for a subpopulation of 96 133 individuals (23 051 women). Birth years were categorized as 1930 to 1939, 1940 to 1949, and 1950 to 1989. Descriptive height statistics were estimated by birth years and birth cohorts. Height correlations were examined using sex- and age-specific partial Pearson correlation analyses and meta-regression techniques.RESULTS: Across 60 birth years, mean child heights at age 7 increased by 2.9 cm in girls and 3.0 cm in boys, and adult heights increased as well. The proportions of children attaining final height by age 13 remained low across the birth cohorts; nonetheless, there was a significant increase from 0.7% to 1.5% in girls only (P < .0001). Both child-child and child-adult height correlations were strong and remained relatively stable across birth cohorts.CONCLUSIONS: Mean child and adult height increased during the study period, but the proportion of children attaining final height at age 13 remained low. Child-child and child-adult height correlations were largely unchanged across birth cohorts.

U2 - 10.1002/ajhb.23378

DO - 10.1002/ajhb.23378

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 31876344

VL - 32

JO - American Journal of Human Biology

JF - American Journal of Human Biology

SN - 1042-0533

IS - 4

M1 - e23378

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