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Table 1 Main characteristics of the study group

From: Insight into human pubertal growth by applying the QEPS growth model

Variable Mean Median SD Max Min
Girls (N = 1139):
 Birth weight, g 3405 3400 468 5670 1620
 Birth length, cm 49.9 50.0 2.14 59.0 35.0
 Emaxa, cm 62.86 62.94 2.87 72.29 52.88
 Qmaxb, cm 97.61 97.51 7.57 125.11 75.13
 Pmaxc, cm 12.78 12.73 3.65 23.60 0.42
 Tmaxd, cm 167.26 167.24 6.04 183.35 145.68
 Adult height, cm 167.65 167.6 6.06 183.7 146.5
Boys (N = 1141):
 Birth weight, g 3513 3520 487 5420 1810
 Birth lenght, cm 50.5 51.0 2.12 60.0 41.0
 Emax, cm 65.08 65.10 2.88 74.82 56.57
 Qmax, cm 104.05 103.88 8.02 135.32 73.65
 Pmax, cm 17.34 17.48 3.63 28.85 4.11
 Tmax, cm 180.43 180.16 6.62 201.10 157.29
 Adult height, cm 180.69 180.4 6.63 201.7 157.3
  1. aGain in adult height in cm due to E-function growth
  2. bGain in adult height in cm due to Q-function growth
  3. cPubertal gain in adult height in cm due to the P-function growth
  4. dModelled total adult height in cm, T max  = E max  + Q max  + P max  − S max (all estimates by the QEPS-model)