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Jornal de Pediatria
Objective: To compare the growth of Brazilian children and adolescents with reference growth charts. Methods: School-based cross-sectional study involving 41,654 students (23,328 boys and 18,326 girls) aged 7 to 17 years. Physical growth variables (body weight, height) and body mass index (BMI) were measured. Height, 50th percentile, and BMI, 85th percentile, were compared with the World Health Organization (WHO) reference values, and weight, 50th percentile, was compared with the Centers fordoi:10.2223/jped.1975 fatcat:bkqgbpljszeyjl2udde3nnoglu