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dc.contributor.authorJuliusson, Petur B
dc.contributor.authorDagbjartsson, Atli
dc.contributor.authorRoelants, Mathieu
dc.contributor.authorPalsson, Gestur
dc.contributor.authorFridjonsdottir, Hildigunnur
dc.contributor.authorEinarsdottir, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorThorsson, Arni V
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-24T11:20:14Z
dc.date.available2020-06-24T11:20:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-05
dc.date.submitted2020-06
dc.identifier.citationJuliusson PB, Dagbjartsson A, Roelants M, et al. Larger head circumference in Icelandic children 0-4 years of age compared to the World Health Organization and Swedish growth charts. Acta Paediatr. 2020;109(6):1184-1189. doi:10.1111/apa.15103en_US
dc.identifier.pmid31755566
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/apa.15103
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/621457
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink belowen_US
dc.description.abstractAim: The World Health Organization (WHO) published universal growth standards for children below five year of age in 2006. Traditionally, Swedish growth references have been used to monitor growth of children in Iceland, but it is not yet known how they compare with these reference charts. Methods: A total of 2128 longitudinal measurements of length or height, 2132 of weight and 2126 of head circumference between birth and four years of age were collected in 1996-2000 from 199 healthy children (53% boys) recruited at Landspitali University Hospital. Measurements were converted to z-scores using the WHO growth standards and Swedish growth references for further analysis with mixed-effects models. Results: Length or height, weight and in particular head circumference largely exceeded the WHO standards, with average z-scores that fluctuated between 0.5 and 1.5. Likewise, the proportion of children with a z-score larger than 2 SD increased about 10-fold. Icelandic children were longer and heavier than their Swedish peers during the first six months of life, but differences were less pronounced thereafter. Conclusion: The growth of Icelandic children deviated significantly from the WHO growth standards. Although more comparable to the Swedish references, significant differences were found, suggesting that a national growth reference would be more appropriate. Keywords: Growth anthropometry; Iceland; growth reference; growth standards; head circumference.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/apa.15103en_US
dc.rights© 2019 Foundation Acta Paediatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
dc.subjectGrowth anthropometryen_US
dc.subjectIcelanden_US
dc.subjectgrowth referenceen_US
dc.subjectgrowth standardsen_US
dc.subjecthead circumferenceen_US
dc.subjectLíkamsvöxturen_US
dc.subjectBörnen_US
dc.subject.meshGrowth Chartsen_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshInfanten_US
dc.subject.meshIcelanden_US
dc.titleLarger head circumference in Icelandic children 0-4 years of age compared to the World Health Organization and Swedish growth charts.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1651-2227
dc.contributor.department1Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. 2Department of Paediatrics, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. 3Department of Health Registries, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Bergen, Norway. 4Department of Paediatrics, Landspítalinn University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. 5Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 6Environment and Health/Youth health Care, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium.en_US
dc.identifier.journalActa paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)en_US
dc.rights.accessNational Consortium - Landsaðganguren_US
dc.departmentcodePED12
dc.departmentcodePEE12
dc.source.journaltitleActa paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
dc.source.volume109
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage1184
dc.source.endpage1189
dc.source.countryNorway


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