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November 15, 2010 12:00 PM

Predicting a child's height

Q. I have heard you can predict a child’s final adult height by doubling his height at age 2. Is this true? Several factors play a role in determining a child’s final adult height, including genetics, gender, health and nutrition. At each check-up, a child’s measurements are plotted on a growth chart to determine his percentiles for height and weight.

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