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The height-, weight-, and BMI-for-age of Polish school-aged children and adolescents relative to international and local growth references

Zbigniew Kulaga1, Mieczysław Litwin2*, Marcin Tkaczyk3, Agnieszka Różdżyńska4, Katarzyna Barwicka1, Aneta Grajda1, Anna Świąder4, Beata Gurzkowska1, Ewelina Napieralska1 and Huiqi Pan5

Author Affiliations

1 Public Health Division, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland

2 Department of Research, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland

3 Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute, Łódź, Poland

4 Anthropology Division, Department of Paediatrics, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland

5 MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, UK

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BMC Public Health 2010, 10:109  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-109

Published: 4 March 2010

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Table S1 - Polish children and adolescents (the OLAF study sample) height, weight, and BMI by sex and age. table provides descriptive statistics of height (mean, SD, min., max.), weight and BMI (median, IQR, min., max.) by sex and age.

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Table S2 - Polish children and adolescents (the OLAF study sample) 95% CIs of height mean z-scores by age according to the growth chart. data provided represent 95% confidence intervals of boys' and girls' height mean z-scores according to the six compared growth charts.

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