Objectives: To determine the height, age, and sex distribution of children evaluated for poor growth or short stature in a pediatric endocrinology clinic. Study design: Cross-sectional study between March 2001 and July 2003. Sex, age, height, and parental height were abstracted from new patient visits for short stature. Results: There was a bimodal pattern for the age distribution at presentation. There were no significant gender differences in height z-score or height deficit. Overall, more boys than girls were evaluated. Conclusions: More males than females were evaluated, particularly during adolescence. The implications of this differential utilization of subspecialty care remain to be determined.
- Sex differences
- Short stature
- Sub-specialty utilization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism