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Table 7 Auxological criteria applicable to children with pathology < 3 yrs (n = 8, excluding SGA only) and correctly referred (CR) children with pathology > 3 yrs (n = 17, excluding SGA only) (multiple criteria per patient are possible).

From: The diagnostic work up of growth failure in secondary health care; An evaluation of consensus guidelines

Description rule Rule nr. < 3 yrs n (%) > 3 yrs n (%)
Absolute height   1. 7 (87.5) 11 (64.7)
Clinical symptoms   2. 2 (25.0) 5 (29.4)
Persistent short stature after born SGA   3. 0 (0.0) 3 (17.6)
Short for target height and population (HSDScorr) ♂: < 10 yr and > 13.4 yr;
♀: < 9 yr and > 12.3 yr
4. 6 (75.0) 15 (88.2)
  ♂: 10 – 13.4 yr;
♀: 9 – 12.3 yr
5.   
Height deflection ♂: < 10 yr and > 13.4 yr;
♀: < 9 yr and > 12.3 yr
6. 2 (25.0) 3 (17.6)
  ♂: 10 – 13.4 yr;
♀: 9 – 12.3 yr
7.