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dc.creatorCorrea Rodríguez, Maríaes_ES
dc.creatorGómez Campos, Rossanaes_ES
dc.creatorCossío Bolaños, Marco Antonioes_ES
dc.creatorGonzález Ruiz, Katherinees_ES
dc.creatorRamírez Vélez, Robinsones_ES
dc.identifier.citationCorrea-Rodríguez, M., Gomez-Campos, R., Cossio-Bolaños, M. A., Campo-Lucumí, F., González-Ruíz, K., & Ramírez-Vélez, R. (2022). Estimation of Pubertal Growth-Spurt Parameters in Children and Adolescents in Colombia: Comparison between Low and Moderate Altitudes. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(13), 3847.
dc.description.abstractContext-specific information, including differences in geographical areas, such as distinct altitudes, can be important to explain variations in physical growth. We aimed to compare the estimation of maximum growth velocity and pubertal growth-spurt parameters of children and adolescents living at low and moderate altitudes in Colombia. A cross-sectional study, including a representative cohort of 30.305 (51% boys) children and adolescents aged 1–18 years from Colombia, was performed. The heights were measured with standardized techniques. The Preece–Baines growth model was used to estimate the mathematical and biological parameters of the height-growth velocities and growth spurts for both sexes. The altitudes were categorized as low (18 to 564 m above sea level) or moderate (2420 to 2640 m above sea level). There were no differences in final height (h1 ), peak height velocity size (hθ ), age at peak height velocity (APHV), or peak height velocity PHV (cm/y) between the subjects living in both altitudes (p > 0.05). The APHV was estimated at 12.75 ± 0.75 years in the boys and at 10.05 ± 0.65 years in the girls. The girls reached the APVH 2.70 years earlier than the boys. Regarding the PHV, the boys reached higher growth velocity, which was 6.85 ± 0.55 cm/y. In conclusion, there were no significant differences in final height, peak height, APHV, or PHV between the children and adolescents living at distinct altitudes in Colombia. The PHV occurred approximately 3 years earlier in the girls than in the boys. Furthermore, the girls’ estimated PHV, APHV, and final height were lower than those of the boys. This study allows additional insight into pubertal growth-spurt parameters and also provides a valuable reference database for the assessment of Colombian children and adolescents.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis investigation did not receive any specific subsidy from any funding agency, commercial sector, or non-profit organization. The APC was supported by the Directorate General of Research (Dirección General de Investigaciones) of the Universidad Santiago de Cali under call (No. 01-2021).en
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Clinical Medicine 2022, 11, 3847en
dc.rights© 2022 by the authors. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licenseen
dc.subjectGrowth velocityen
dc.subjectPreece-Baines methoden
dc.titleEstimation of pubertal growth-spurt parameters in children and adolescents in Colombia: comparison between low and moderate altitudesen
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dc.contributor.departmentCiencias de la Saludes_ES
dc.contributor.departmentOsasun Zientziakeu
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