Growth references for height, weight and body mass index of twins aged 0–2.5 years.

P. Dommelen, M.C.M. de Gunst, A.W. van der Vaart, S. van Buuren, D.I. Boomsma

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

Aim: To determine the size of the growth deficit in Dutch monozygotic and dizygotic twins aged 0-2.5 years as compared to singletons and to construct reference growth charts for twins. Methods: Growth of twins was studied using longitudinal data on over 4000 twins aged 0-2.5 years of the Netherlands Twin Register. The LMS method was used to obtain growth references for length/height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) for twins. Results: During the first 2.5 years of age, differences in length/height and weight between twins and singletons decrease but do not disappear. BMI of twins deviates less than that of singletons. Approximately half of the growth retardation from birth until 1.5 years of age was attributable to gestational age. Between 1.5 years and 2.5 years of age, this difference was reduced to one-third. Thus, a substantial part of the growth difference could not be explained by gestational age. © 2008 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1104
JournalActa Paediatrica
Volume97
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Fingerprint

Body Mass Index
Weights and Measures
Growth
Gestational Age
Growth Charts
Dizygotic Twins
Monozygotic Twins
Netherlands
Parturition

Cite this

Dommelen, P. ; de Gunst, M.C.M. ; van der Vaart, A.W. ; van Buuren, S. ; Boomsma, D.I. / Growth references for height, weight and body mass index of twins aged 0–2.5 years. In: Acta Paediatrica. 2008 ; Vol. 97, No. 8. pp. 1099-1104.
@article{a1f4edc9ad5d4be0b500c96d1f9289f2,
title = "Growth references for height, weight and body mass index of twins aged 0–2.5 years.",
abstract = "Aim: To determine the size of the growth deficit in Dutch monozygotic and dizygotic twins aged 0-2.5 years as compared to singletons and to construct reference growth charts for twins. Methods: Growth of twins was studied using longitudinal data on over 4000 twins aged 0-2.5 years of the Netherlands Twin Register. The LMS method was used to obtain growth references for length/height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) for twins. Results: During the first 2.5 years of age, differences in length/height and weight between twins and singletons decrease but do not disappear. BMI of twins deviates less than that of singletons. Approximately half of the growth retardation from birth until 1.5 years of age was attributable to gestational age. Between 1.5 years and 2.5 years of age, this difference was reduced to one-third. Thus, a substantial part of the growth difference could not be explained by gestational age. {\circledC} 2008 Foundation Acta P{\ae}diatrica.",
author = "P. Dommelen and {de Gunst}, M.C.M. and {van der Vaart}, A.W. and {van Buuren}, S. and D.I. Boomsma",
year = "2008",
doi = "10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.00853.x",
language = "English",
volume = "97",
pages = "1099--1104",
journal = "Acta Paediatrica",
issn = "0803-5253",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "8",

}

Growth references for height, weight and body mass index of twins aged 0–2.5 years. / Dommelen, P.; de Gunst, M.C.M.; van der Vaart, A.W.; van Buuren, S.; Boomsma, D.I.

In: Acta Paediatrica, Vol. 97, No. 8, 2008, p. 1099-1104.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Growth references for height, weight and body mass index of twins aged 0–2.5 years.

AU - Dommelen, P.

AU - de Gunst, M.C.M.

AU - van der Vaart, A.W.

AU - van Buuren, S.

AU - Boomsma, D.I.

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - Aim: To determine the size of the growth deficit in Dutch monozygotic and dizygotic twins aged 0-2.5 years as compared to singletons and to construct reference growth charts for twins. Methods: Growth of twins was studied using longitudinal data on over 4000 twins aged 0-2.5 years of the Netherlands Twin Register. The LMS method was used to obtain growth references for length/height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) for twins. Results: During the first 2.5 years of age, differences in length/height and weight between twins and singletons decrease but do not disappear. BMI of twins deviates less than that of singletons. Approximately half of the growth retardation from birth until 1.5 years of age was attributable to gestational age. Between 1.5 years and 2.5 years of age, this difference was reduced to one-third. Thus, a substantial part of the growth difference could not be explained by gestational age. © 2008 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica.

AB - Aim: To determine the size of the growth deficit in Dutch monozygotic and dizygotic twins aged 0-2.5 years as compared to singletons and to construct reference growth charts for twins. Methods: Growth of twins was studied using longitudinal data on over 4000 twins aged 0-2.5 years of the Netherlands Twin Register. The LMS method was used to obtain growth references for length/height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) for twins. Results: During the first 2.5 years of age, differences in length/height and weight between twins and singletons decrease but do not disappear. BMI of twins deviates less than that of singletons. Approximately half of the growth retardation from birth until 1.5 years of age was attributable to gestational age. Between 1.5 years and 2.5 years of age, this difference was reduced to one-third. Thus, a substantial part of the growth difference could not be explained by gestational age. © 2008 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica.

U2 - 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.00853.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.00853.x

M3 - Article

VL - 97

SP - 1099

EP - 1104

JO - Acta Paediatrica

JF - Acta Paediatrica

SN - 0803-5253

IS - 8

ER -