Body Composition and BMI Growth Charts in Children with Down Syndrome

Analysis of the use of new (2015) Down-syndrome BMI norms compared to standard CDC norms. Concludes that the general CDC norms are a better indicator of excess adiposity than the Down-syndrome-secific ones for DS children 10 years old and up.

[su_cite_pediatrics url_fragment = ‘138/4/e20160541’ author = ‘Hatch-Stein’ year = ‘2016’] | PubMed 27630073 | Author Search

Growth Charts for Children With Down Syndrome in the United States

down_graphResults of the Down Syndrome Growing Up Study, which compiled 1520 measurements on 637 participants from 25 states (but mostly Pennsylvania) to create weight, height, head circumference, and body-mass index charts for children with Down syndrome through age 20 years. Comparisons to the old 1988 DS growth charts are illustrated. A supplement provides graphs and tables.

[su_cite_pediatrics url_fragment = ‘136/5/e1204’ author = ‘Zemel’ year = ‘2015’] | PubMed 26504127 | Author Search