Boys 2 -18 years
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
ABN 50 008 422 348
38 - 42 Wharf Road
West Ryde NSW 2114
Date of Birth
Data Source: 2-5 yr: Jones, D. L. 1973, NSW Health
Communication Publication. 5-18 yr: Nellhaus, G.
1968, Pediatrics, 41:106-114.
Measuring Technique: The tape should be placed over the eyebrows, above the ears and over the most prominent part
of the occiput taking a direct route. A paper tape is preferable to plastic, which stretches unacceptably under tension.
The maximum measurement should be recorded to the nearest 0.1 cm.
Centiles of a whole year
velocity for maturers
at average time
97 and 3 centile at peak
height velocity for
Early (+ 2SD) maturers
Late (- 2SD) maturers
Data Source: Tanner, J. & Davies, P. S. W. 1985, Journal of Pediatrics, 107.
The standards are appropriate for velocity calculated over a whole year period, not less, since