Table 3

Best-fitting SITAR models for boys and girls applied to Demographic and Health Survey mean height data from 145 surveys (64 countries) from 2000 to 2018

Mean height (cm)
Fixed coefficients BoysGirls
Size (cm)58.97±1.1453.47±1.71
Intensity (fractional)0.30±0.060.08±0.08
Random coefficients
Standard deviations (SD)
Residual SD0.900.89
Degrees of freedom44
  • All models were adjusted for age in months (log transformed).

  • .SE, Standard error; SITAR, Super-Imposition by Translation And Rotation.