Print Email Facebook Twitter Construction of the World Health Organization child growth standards: Selection of methods for attained growth curves Title Construction of the World Health Organization child growth standards: Selection of methods for attained growth curves Author Borghi, E. de Onis, M. Garza, C. van den Broeck, J. Frongillo, E.A. Grummer-Strawn, L. van Buuren, S. Pan, H. Molinari, L. Martorell, R. Onyango, A.W. Martines, J.C. Pinol, A. Siyam, A. Victoria, C.G. Bhan, M.K. Araújo, C.L. Lartey, A. Owusu, W.B. Bhandari, N. Norum, K.R. Bjoerneboe, G.-E.Aa. Mohamed, A.J. Dewey, K.G. Belbase, K. Chumlea, C. Cole, T. Shrimpton, R. Albernaz, E. Tomasi, E. de Cássia Fossati da Silveira, R. Nader, G. Sagoe-Moses, I. Gomez, V. Sagoe-Moses, C. Taneja, S. Rongsen, T. Chetia, J. Sharma, P. Bahl, R. Baerug, A. Tufte, E. Alasfoor, D. Prakash, N.S. Mabry, R.M. Al Rajab, H.J. Helmi, S.A. Nommsen-Rivers, L.A. Cohen, R.J. Heinig, M.J. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2006 Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with a number of research institutions worldwide, is developing new child growth standards. As part of a broad consultative process for selecting the best statistical methods, WHO convened a group of statisticians and child growth experts to review available methods, develop a strategy for assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and discuss methodological issues likely to be faced in the process of constructing the new growth curves. To select the method(s) to be used, the group proposed a two-stage decision-making process. First, to select a few relevant methods based on a list of set criteria and, second, to compare the methods using available tests or other established procedures. The group reviewed 30 methods for attained growth curves. Using the pre-defined criteria, a few were selected combining five distributions and two smoothing techniques. Because the number of selected methods was considered too large to be fully tested, a preliminary study was recommended to evaluate goodness of fit of the five distributions. Methods based on distributions with poor performance will be eliminated and the remaining methods fully tested and compared. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Subject HealthJeugd en GezondheidChild growthGrowth curvesKurtosisSkewnessSmoothingStandardsDecision support systemMethodologyReviewStatistical analysisworld health organizationBody HeightBody Mass IndexBody WeightChildChild DevelopmentChild, PreschoolCross-Sectional StudiesData Interpretation, StatisticalFemaleGrowthHumansInfantInfant, NewbornLongitudinal StudiesMaleSkinfold ThicknessWorld Health Organization To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:b232dbd0-0edc-4f83-b7f1-cbf0d875bc49 DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/sim.2227 TNO identifier 239096 ISSN 0277-6715 Source Statistics in Medicine, 25 (2), 247-265 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.