Body Stature Growth Trajectories during Childhood and the Development of Myopia – Corrected Proof

Purpose: Stature at a particular age can be considered the cumulative result of growth during a number of preceding growth trajectory periods. We investigated whether height and weight growth trajectories from birth to age 10 years were related to refractive error at ages 11 and 15 years, and eye size at age 15 years. Design: Prospective analysis in a birth cohort. Participants: Children participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) U.K. birth cohort (minimum N = 2676). Methods: Growth trajectories between birth and 10 years were modeled from a series of height and weight measurements (N (Read more...)

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