Efficient statistical modelling of longitudinal data

Ann Hum Biol. 1986 Mar-Apr;13(2):129-41. doi: 10.1080/03014468600008271.


A new class of statistical models is proposed for the analysis of longitudinal data, especially those from growth studies. The models are all derived from a simple univariate two-level polynomial model. It is shown that they make efficient use of available data, and can handle a very wide range of problems. They have several important advantages over existing procedures.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Body Height
  • Body Weight
  • Child
  • Child Development*
  • England
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Models, Biological*
  • Regression Analysis
  • Sex Factors