SITAR--a useful instrument for growth curve analysis

Malcolm D C Donaldson, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Tim J Cole

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Growth curve analysis is a statistical issue in life course epidemiology. Height in puberty involves a growth spurt, the timing and intensity of which varies between individuals. Such data can be summarized with individual Preece-Baines (PB) curves, and their five parameters then related to earlier exposures or later outcomes. But it involves fitting many curves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1558-66
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Young Adult
  • Regression Analysis
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Body Height
  • Humans
  • Child
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor I
  • Models, Biological
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Age Distribution
  • Oxandrolone
  • Cohort Studies
  • Adolescent
  • Growth Charts
  • Female
  • Male
  • Puberty


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