Table 9

Estimates of annual linear secular trends in height (cm) for English and Scottish children

72-809-1 (per cohort)72-792 (per year)72-823 (per year)79-862 (per year)82-903 (per year)72-944 (per year)
English
 Boys0.0740.0730.0729-150 0.0330.0759-150 0.066
 Girls0.0410.0740.0549-150 −0.0170.1139-150 0.050
Scottish
 Boys0.1370.1590.1449-150 0.0170.1579-150 0.129
 Girls0.0450.1340.1029-150 −0.0110.1659-150 0.115
  • 9-150 Based on the assumption that one SD score is approximately 6 cm.

  • 9-1 Chinn and Rona, 1987. 2Chinn et al, 1989. 3Chinn and Rona, 1994.4Current analysis.