Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology
Online ISSN : 1347-7358
Print ISSN : 0918-5739
ISSN-L : 0918-5739
Original Article
Target Height and Target Range for Japanese Children: Revisited
Tsutomu OgataToshiaki TanakaMasayo Kagami
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2007 Volume 16 Issue 4 Pages 85-87


In 1990, we proposed the equations to calculate target height (TH) and target range (TR) for Japanese, taking account of the positive height secular trend observed over the last ~100 years. However, height difference between generations appears to have become small or negligible in contemporary Japanese populations. Thus, we re-analyzed the Japanese height data, and revised the equations for TH and TR for contemporary Japanese children as follows (cm): Boys, TH = {PH + (MH + 13)} 2, TR = TH ± 9; and Girls, TH = {(PH - 13) + MH} 2; TR = TH ± 8, where PH indicates paternal height and MH maternal height.

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