# Predicting height from growth curves

My eldest daughter said: I hope my height will improve to become 170cm (5’7”)

Let’s have a look at growth curves. Growth accelerates several times during adolescence, so we can only guess. Above a growth curve for __Danish females__ and a fair prediction she will become disappointed (by an inch). A predicted median height is 173cm (5’8”) calculated using the height of her mother and my own height ((father’s height minus 13) + mothers height)/2.
More precise predictions can be made through combination of anthropometric measures.