Chronological-age sentence example
Pre-term infants should be vaccinated according to their chronological age from birth.
Growth hormone deficiency is also suspected when x-ray determination of bone age indicates retarded growth in comparison to chronological age.
Another diagnostic technique uses an x ray of the child's hand to determine the child's bone age by comparing this to the child's actual chronological age.
The bone age in affected children is usually two or more years behind the chronological age.
Children with language delay may acquire language skills in the usual progression but at a much slower rate, so that their language development may be equivalent to a normally developing child of a much younger chronological age.Advertisement
Anatomical age is the numerical assessment of a child's physical growth in relation to the statistical average based on the child's chronological age.
Anatomical age has been used as a determination of chronological age by immigration and adoption agencies when no birth certificates have been available.
It is usually calculated by dividing an individual's mental age (determined by testing) by his/her chronological age and multiplying that result by 100.
Bone age assessments also have forensic application, such as estimating the chronological age of a cadaver.
Families adopting infants or children from countries in which there has been socioeconomic stress may find bone age assessment helpful in establishing the chronological age their adopted child has attained.Advertisement
The normal variability of skeletal age is about 10 percent of attained chronological age.
Bone age is useful in projecting final stature; research has shown that it is more meaningful in making such projections than chronological age alone.