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Concepts n Changes in body ‘metrics’ help us evaluate growth and maturation with relative comparisons. q Most common measures are height, weight, BMI n Size, shape and proportions of the body influence performance in an/aerobic function, strength, performance.
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Growth – the similarities and the  dissimilarities n Remember – development is age-related, not age-determined q Postnatal growth is similar from one individual to another q But … there is considerable variability in size attained and rate of growth at different ages.
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Terms n Anthropometry – q Anthropos = man q Metry = measure n Weight (mass) n Stature (height) q Composite of lower extemities, trunk, neck, and head q Recumbent length Obj10
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Sample growth charts Use of charts is for relative comparison purposes – a first pass Children’s relative position on the growth chart should stabilize after 3 years of age – up through puberty If there is a major shift in relative position, this may signal the need for follow-up In adolescence, we often see a shift in relative positions – related to timing of the growth spurt and sexual maturation
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