Data and Methods Around Reference Values in Pediatrics

Calculation of standard deviation scores and percentiles adduced from different growth standards (WHO, UK, Germany, Italy, China, etc). Therefore, the calculation of SDS-values for different measures like BMI, weight, height, head circumference, different ratios, etc. are easy to carry out. Also, references for laboratory values in children and adults are available, e.g., serum lipids, iron-related blood parameters, IGF, liver enzymes. In the new version, there are also functions combining the lms() function from package 'gamlss' with resampling methods for using with repeated measurements and family dependencies. A searchable list of items can be found here: <>.


childsds 0.7.1

Minor changes

  • bug fix sds() function
  • update make_percentile_tab()

childsds 0.7.0

Major changes

  • add aga15 references
  • add skinfold references
  • add wuehl blood pressure references
  • add whr, whtr references
  • replace explicite loop in sds() function

Minor changes

childsds 0.6.7

Major changes

  • add uk1990 references
  • add liver enzymes references

Minor changes

childsds 0.6.6

Major changes

  • add ggplot version of the worm plot function

Minor changes

  • add to make_percentile_tab
  • add transformation argument to lms() wrapper

childsds 0.6.5

Major changes

  • add who 2007 reference tables
  • add nl3 reference tables
  • add preterm reference tables
  • add turkish reference tables height, weight
  • add igf international and japan
  • add saudi arabian preschool references

Bug fixes

  • removes class labelled from who references
  • add missing argument to one_it inside do_iterations

childsds 0.6.4

Major changes

  • add colombian skinfold references

Bug fixes

  • fix typos in italian references

childsds 0.6.3

Major changes

  • add option whether or not models should be kept during the iteration process

Minor changes

  • add subscapular skinfold to kiggs.ref
  • add function to find better upper and lower age bounds (full month)

Bug fixes

  • remove user accessable documentation of unexported functions

childsds 0.6.2

Major changes

  • add sds_2d for calculation of bloodpressure sds
  • add kiggs bloodpressure references
  • add additional new references (Belgium)

Bug fixes

  • Remove direct calls to dplyr::n()

childsds 0.6.1

  • Added a file to track changes to the package.

Major changes

  • add new references
  • add function make_percentile_tab() to extract data for use in ggplot()

Bug fixes

  • fix namespace problems for gamlss distributions
  • fix missing export of sds() function

Reference manual

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0.7.4 by Mandy Vogel, a year ago

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Authors: Mandy Vogel [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports gamlss, gamlss.dist, dplyr, magrittr, methods, tidyr, boot, class, tibble, reshape2, purrr, purrrlyr, utils, VGAM

Suggests ggplot2

Suggested by physiology.

See at CRAN