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Overview

In order to gain an understanding of the dynamics of human individual and average growth patterns it is essential that the right methods are selected. There are a variety of methods available to analyse individual growth patterns, to estimate variation in different growth measures in populations and to relate genetic and environmental factors to individual and average growth. This volume provides an overview of modern techniques for the assessment and collection of growth data and methods of analysis for individual and population growth data. The book contains the basic mathematical and statistical tools required to understand the concepts of the methods under discussion and worked examples of analyses, but it is neither a mathematical treatise, nor a recipe book for growth data analysis. Aimed at junior and senior researchers involved in the analysis of human growth data, this book will be an essential reference for anthropologists, auxologists and paediatricians.

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ROLAND HAUSPIE is Professor of Human Biology in the Laboratory of Anthropogenetics at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium.

NOEL CAMERON is Professor of Human Biology in the Department of Human Sciences at Loughborough University, UK.

LUCIANO MOLINARI is Senior Researcher in the Department of Paediatrics at the University Children's Hospital in Z├╝rich, Switzerland.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. I Growth data and growth studies : characteristics and methodological issues
1 Why study child growth and maturation? 3
2 The human growth curve : distance, velocity and acceleration 27
3 Sampling for growth studies and using growth data to assess, monitor and survey disease in epidemiological settings 55
4 Measuring growth 68
5 Measuring maturity 108
6 Measuring body composition 141
Pt. II Non-parametric and parametric approaches for individual growth
7 Kernel estimation, shape-invariant modelling and structural analysis 179
8 Parametric models for postnatal growth 205
9 Parameter estimation in the context of non-linear longitudinal growth models 234
Pt. III Methods for population growth
10 Univariate and bivariate growth references 261
11 Latent variables and structural equation models 287
12 Multilevel modelling 306
Pt. IV Special topics
13 Methods for the study of the genetics of growth and development 333
14 Prediction 354
15 Ordinal longitudinal data analysis 374
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