Height and weight measurements of 18,719 healthy children were obtained and the results were compared with those obtained from children living in several regions of Turkey and the USA. The results of these measurements differed significantly. This study demonstrates that local growth standards should be established and used in the evaluation of children.

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Dindar H, Yücesan S, Olcay I, et al. Physical growth measurements of 18,719 primary school children living in Adana, Turkey. Turk J Pediatr 1989; 31: 45-56.