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What is the rule for predicting height of a child based on parents?

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: None

Typically a child's adult height will be somewhere between those of his parents.

In brief: None

Typically a child's adult height will be somewhere between those of his parents.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Average +/-

The common rule we start with averages the height of the parents and adds 2.
5 inches if a boy and subtracts 2.5 inches if a girl. This gives a rough figure with many possible exceptions. The best predictor becomes the pattern of growth the kid exhibits during childhood and the age s/he starts into puberty.(growth charts on their docs records)

In brief: Average +/-

The common rule we start with averages the height of the parents and adds 2.
5 inches if a boy and subtracts 2.5 inches if a girl. This gives a rough figure with many possible exceptions. The best predictor becomes the pattern of growth the kid exhibits during childhood and the age s/he starts into puberty.(growth charts on their docs records)
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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