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Predicting adult height given current height, age and growth plate measurement

  1. Oct 5, 2011 #1
    I went to see an orthopedic specialist this year, when I was 15 years and 5 months old. I am 5 ft, 11 1/4 in. The specialist looked at my then-recent X-rays and I was not even halfway done growing. (I'm pretty sure I scored a 2 out of 5.)

    I am due for another X-ray sometime next year, at which point I may have a better idea of how quickly I am growing.
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  3. Oct 6, 2011 #2
    I think this may be more of a medical issue than a statistical one, tho you may want to check some regression models for prediction.
  4. Oct 6, 2011 #3
    I just want to make it clear that I have no special training in that area, and
    that I am just giving my opinion based on what you posted, so please don't
    take what I said as an authoritative statement. Instead, I was suggesting you
    could take a look at the literature, look for some studies that you believe best describes
    your situation, and then maybe post the data here for us to suggest.
  5. Oct 6, 2011 #4
    That's what I've been trying to do. Wish there was a Website I could input that data into. Also, I probably should have mentioned this but I have Marfan syndrome, which may eed to be factored into a prediction. Maybe I should just wait until my next ortho appt.
  6. Oct 6, 2011 #5
    You might want to consider then R^2 adjusted for your syndrome; see the bottom of:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coefficient_of_determination: [Broken] .

    With the same caveat as in my 2nd post. Good Luck.

    Edit: I thought it would be fair to give Pyrrhus credit for introducing me to adjusted R^2.
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