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Ann Hum Biol. 2008 May-Jun;35(3):349-54. doi: 10.1080/03014460801953781.

Standards of TW3 skeletal maturity for Chinese children.

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Hebei Research Institute of Sports Sciences, Shijiazhuang, China. zhangshaoyan@vip.sina.com

Abstract

This study included 17 401 normal Han urban children aged 1-20 years from five cities in China in 2005. The skeletal maturity scores were assessed by the Tanner-Whitehouse 3 (TW3) method, and the smoothed centiles curves of scores (TW3-Chinese RUS and TW3-Chinese Carpal) were calculated using the LMS method. The skeletal maturity of the Chinese is approximately the same as Europeans in childhood, but the extent of TW3-RUS skeletal maturity advance in puberty and the ages of complete maturity of TW-Carpals are evidently more advanced in the Chinese.

PMID:
18568598
DOI:
10.1080/03014460801953781
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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