Multilevel multivariate modelling of childhood growth, numbers of growth measurements and adult characteristics

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A general latent normal model for multilevel data with mixtures of response types is extended in the case of ordered responses to deal with variates having a large number of categories and including count data. An example is analysed by using repeated measures data on child growth and adult measures of body mass index and glucose. Applications are described that are concerned with the flexible prediction of adult measurements from collections of growth measurements and for studying the relationship between the number of measurement occasions and growth trajectories.


Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education

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