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Growth curves

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Growth curves

Dear SAS users

I'd like to study growth curves. I have weight data points for several individuals (several data points per individual - at different ages) and I'd like to retrieve from the growth curve (which is not linear) parameters such as: growth velocity, age at which a plateus is attained etc... I'll then compare these different parameters among the studied individuals.

Gompertz curves could be appropriate (with the NLMIXED procedure) but I really had troubles designing the adequate procedure. Could you please help me here?
Thanks a lot in advance!

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Marie

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Growth curves

This is a classic application of quantile regresion. There are several examples of doing this in the doc for the QUANTREG procedure. For a parametric model, see http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/statug/63962/HTML/default/viewer.htm#statug_qreg_sect006...

or http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/statug/63962/HTML/default/viewer.htm#statug_qreg_sect035...

For a nonparametric spline model (which uses the new EFFECT statement), see http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/statug/63962/HTML/default/viewer.htm#statug_qreg_sect034...

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