Relationship between height, sitting height and subischial leg length in Dutch children: presentation of normal values

Acta Paediatr. 1995 May;84(5):532-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1995.tb13688.x.


A widely used method of judging body proportions is to consider the ratio of sitting height to height (SH/H) related to age. A drawback of this method is that only one derived variable is used. A pairwise consideration of the original measurements provides more information. In this study data from the cross-sectional Oosterwolde I growth study are used to present normal values for the ratio SH/H for age, as well as values for sitting height related to height and subischial leg length. A comparison is made with other studies.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Body Height / ethnology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Leg / anatomy & histology*
  • Male
  • Netherlands
  • Reference Values