Table 2.

Pubertal Growth Characteristics in Four US Longitudinal Studies

University of
California at
Berkeley
Denver Child
Research Council
Fels Research
Institute
Harvard School of
Public Health
Girls
 Age at peak height velocity (y)11.01  (0.83)11.01  (0.91)10.96  (0.80)11.13  (0.87)
 Height at takeoff (cm)141.79  (7.60)137.25  (6.64)138.57  (7.44)140.33  (7.19)
 Adult height (cm)168.12  (6.23)168.23  (6.69)168.02  (5.15)165.75  (5.07)
 Pubertal gain (cm)26.33  (5.69)30.98  (4.04)29.45  (6.80)25.43  (5.64)
Boys
 Age at peak height velocity (y)13.06  (1.08)13.31  (1.08)12.99  (0.93)12.90  (0.94)
 Height at takeoff (cm)150.60  (6.98)149.42  (7.14)149.95  (7.03)147.39  (5.72)
 Adult height (cm)180.74  (6.58)180.40  (5.41)180.85  (5.79)175.56  (6.11)
 Pubertal gain (cm)30.14  (5.43)30.98  (4.66)30.90  (4.34)28.17  (5.51)
  • Values are mean (SD).

    Data from Thissen et al.2