Child health metrics
In analysis of Child Health data, generally z-scores or percentile groupings are used as children do not growth is not linear.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) have released tables of data for calculating these z-scores and percentiles, and here are some scripts for R to calculate these in your sample.
CLICK HERE – To download the script for blood pressure percentile
CLICK HERE – To download the script for obesity (overweight/obesity indicator and z-score)
CLICK HERE – To download the script for height percentile
CLICK HERE – To download the script for waist circumference percentile
Note: these are reasonably straight forward, please check the code. Age can be a ‘tricky one’, given rounding and cut points etc so you’re encouraged to double check your results.
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