IMG_NEW_0044 - III. Growth In Heieht and Weieht 1r.'.rr t_...

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III. Growth In Heieht and Weieht A. Growth Curves - 1r.'.rr t_ i Distance curve - measurements taken at intervals are plotted against time to produce a graph ofprogress. Velocity curve - increments in the rate of growth with time. are plotted against time to show the variation in ) ' 'l ili , ,r,t 2 Longitudinal data - growth curve is derived from a single individual or from repeated /\ measurements on the same goup of individuals over a period of many years. _/ \r_ . Cross-sectional data - measurements are made of several children in each age group, urd,*""u tJt these are then combined to form a cross-sectional picture of the various age groups in the community at the time of the investigation. B. Growth In Height Growth is a regular process, it doesn't proceed by stops and starts. Flom birth !o maturity. the most important difference between boys and girls is in the rate of maturity. Girls goy !]p- fa_stpf tha.4_b-pys - they reach 50 percent of their adult height at an earlier age (1.75 vs. 2.0 years), enter puberty earlier, and cease growing earlier.
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course KIN 142 taught by Professor Asmundson during the Fall '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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