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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Normcurves ... still alive

From: Hilmar Berger
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Normcurves ... still alive
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 22:57:53 +0200 (CEST)

On 6 Aug 2002, Christof Meigen wrote:

> Anyhow, to show that things progress ... though at a slow rate ... I
> attach a first draft of, which handles norms specific for one
> sex and one combination of values like "Height for Age". The idea is
> to group such norms into bundles like "Kromeyer-1999-GER" or
> "Prader-1976-CH", and make it possible to let a patient as a whole
> (with all of its measurements) get checked by the appropriate
> normcurves.

I think it would be nice to have norms not only for metric but for
categorial data, too (e.g. hematocrit in males / females). That might
facilitate age/height-independent norms in different ethnic groups or
patients under different conditions. Is this already possible within the
current design ?

> Right now there are three examples, female-height and female-weight
> >from Prader and (inofficial) female BMI from Leipzig ... directly in
> the source (though easy to edit) which you can play around with (just
> start the program)
> Have fun,
>         Christof


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