publication . Article . 2009

Estimating regional centile curves from mixed data\ud sources and countries

Van Buuren, Stef; Hayes, Daniel; Stasinopoulos, D. Mikis; Rigby, Robert A; terKuile, Feiko; Terlouw, Anja;
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  • Published: 18 Aug 2009
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Abstract
Regional or national growth distributions can provide vital information on the health status of populations. In most resource poor countries, however, the required anthropometric data from purpose-designed growth surveys are not readily available. We propose a practical method for estimating regional (multi-country) age-conditional weight distributions based on existing survey data from different countries. We developed a two-step method by which one is able to model data with widely different age ranges and sample sizes. The method produces references both at the country level and at the regional (multi-country) level. The first step models country-specific cen...
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