Forgotten Diseases Research Foundation

Spain

Postnatal Growth

Clicking on the link below will take you to a large PDF file with growth charts for Spanish children (1). The translated title of the file is Growth Curves and Tables (Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Studies). The curves and tables are broken into two groups: 0 to 2 years, and 2 to 18 years. If you don't speak/read Spanish, these terms may help:

  • Peso: weight
  • Longitud: length (measured lying down)
  • Talla: height/stature (measured standing up)
  • Perimetro craneal: head circumference
  • Indice de Masa Corporal (IMC): Body Mass Index (BMI)
Weight, Length/Height, and Head Circumference

Down Syndrome

Clicking on the link below will take you to a large PDF file with growth charts for Spanish children with Down syndrome. For people who cannot read Spanish, the research study that produced these charts is written in English. It contains preliminary versions of the charts, and was published in an open-access journal (2).

The study authors made ~1,700 measurements on children seen at the Centre Mèdic Down (Down Medical Centre, or CMD) in Barcelona. Children were aged 0 to 15 years; many were followed through serial visits to the center. None had a condition, such as heart disease or hypothyroidism that could affect growth. Thus, the charts reflect the growth of healthy children with Down syndrome.

Weight, Length/Height, and Head Circumference


References

  1. 1. Sobradillo BA et al. (2007) Curvas y tablas de crecimiento. Bilbao, Fundación Faustino Orbegozo Eizaguirre. Full text.
  2. 2. Durán XP et al. (2004) Up-dated growth chats [sic] of Spanish children with Down syndrome. Int Med J Down Syn 8(3):34-45. Full text.

 

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