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Target Height and Secular Trend in the Swiss Population

  • L. Molinari
  • R. H. Largo
  • A. Prader
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Abstract

The following abbreviations are used throughout:
  • TH = Target Height

  • AH = Adult Height

  • MH = Mother’s Height

  • FH = Father’s Height

  • MPH =.5 x (MH + FH) = Midparent Height

All heights are given in centimeters.

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References

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Molinari
    • 1
  • R. H. Largo
    • 1
  • A. Prader
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Growth and DevelopmentUniversitäts-KinderklinikZürichSwitzerland

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