### Description

Overview"

Garn developed a list of multipliers for converting a child's current height to the predicted adult height.

Parameters:

(1) gender of the patient

(2) age of the patient

(3) current height in centimeters

predicted adult height in cm =

= (current height in cm) * (multiplier for age and gender)

 Age in Years Female Multiplier Male Multiplier 1 2.30 2.46 2 2.01 2.06 3 1.76 1.86 4 1.62 1.73 5 1.51 1.62 6 1.43 1.54 7 1.35 1.47 8 1.29 1.40 9 1.23 1.35 10 1.17 1.29 11 1.12 1.24 12 1.07 1.19 13 1.03 1.14 14 1.01 1.09 15 1.002 1.04 16 1.001 1.02 17 1.001 1.01 18 1.00 1.00

A common rule of thumb is that a child's adult height is twice the height recorded on the second birthday.

If this data is analyzed in Minitab

For a female from to 0 to 4 years:

multiplier = (0.0375 * ((age)^2)) - (0.4165 * (age)) + 2.682

For a female from to 4 to 15 years:

multiplier = (0.003656 * ((age)^2)) - (0.1257 * (age)) + 2.056

For a male from to 0 to 4 years:

multiplier = (0.0675 * ((age)^2)) - (0.5765 * (age)) + 2.962

For a male from to 4 to 16 years:

multiplier = (0.002168 * ((age)^2)) - (0.1009 * (age)) + 2.079