Estimating Stature from Knee Height for Persons 60 to 90 Years of Age

Estimating Stature from Knee Height for Persons 60 to 90 Years of Age Stature is an important variable in several indices of nutritional status that are applicable to elderly persons. However, stature is difficult or impossible to measure in the nonambulatory elderly person, or its value may be spurious if measured in those elderly persons with excessive spinal curvature. Simple equations are presented for estimating the stature of elderly men from a recumbent measure of knee height and for elderly women from a recumbent measure of knee height and age. The 90 per cent error bounds for these equations for an individual are about plus or minus 6.0 cm. Knee height Is highly correlated with stature. J Am Geriatr Soc 33:116, 1985 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Geriatrics Society Wiley

Estimating Stature from Knee Height for Persons 60 to 90 Years of Age

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Wiley
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1985 The American Geriatrics Society
ISSN
0002-8614
eISSN
1532-5415
D.O.I.
10.1111/j.1532-5415.1985.tb02276.x
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Abstract

Stature is an important variable in several indices of nutritional status that are applicable to elderly persons. However, stature is difficult or impossible to measure in the nonambulatory elderly person, or its value may be spurious if measured in those elderly persons with excessive spinal curvature. Simple equations are presented for estimating the stature of elderly men from a recumbent measure of knee height and for elderly women from a recumbent measure of knee height and age. The 90 per cent error bounds for these equations for an individual are about plus or minus 6.0 cm. Knee height Is highly correlated with stature. J Am Geriatr Soc 33:116, 1985

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Journal of American Geriatrics SocietyWiley

Published: Feb 1, 1985

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