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Height and Weight Growth Charts

Growth charts are pictures of measures that usually compare child growth relative to a statistical standard range. Growth charts nationally accepted are based on measurement data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics (NationalCenter for Health Statistics) and the parameters measured are: height, weight and head circumference.

A growth chart can used to measure and compare the growth of a child to a standard range.

Measurements of height and weight are used to document the height or size of a child in inches (centimeters) and ounces/pounds (grams/kilograms), based on age in weeks, months and years. The "height" of children under age 3 is measured while lying down, while the height of children aged 3 and over is measured while they stand. These two aspects are recorded and graphed until the age of 17.
The perimeter of the head is a measure of the size of the head taken by wrapping a tape above the eyebrows and around the back of the skull.
The measurements obtained are compared with measures that are considered normal or "standard" for children of the same age and sex. The results are interpreted as percentiles of average. For example, if a child has a height in the 75th percentile means that about 25% of children of similar age and sex are higher and about 75% of children are lower in height.
Growth charts are important because they provide an early warning about any medical problems of the child. For example, during the first 18 months of life and particularly during infancy, abnormal growth of the perimeter of the head can alert the doctor about an impending problem. Growing too fast can be a sign of a hydrocephalus disorder (water around the brain), brain tumors or other conditions that cause macrocephaly (abnormally large head), while sloq growth may indicate brain malformations, early fusion of sutures (the bones skull) or other problems.

Meanwhile, the insufficient increase in weight, height or both may be an indicative of developmental delay, chronic illness, neglect or other problems.

Abnormal growth as seen in the growth charts on this site (see rigth menu) is only an indicator of a potential problem. It is important that a physician follows up to determine whether this represents a real medical problem or simply needs to monitor your child more carefully for later investigation.

That is why Height and Weight Charts are designed as theoretical weight tables:

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Children Growth charts - Look at any class picture and you will see children of the same age in all shapes and sizes. Some kids look tiny next to their peers, while others literally stand head and shoulders above their classmates.

Percentiles of weight and height - Pediatricians and other specialists use percentiles to evaluate the weight and height of your child at a certain age. They are trying to estimate the "normality" of your child with respect to other healthy children of similar age and cultural environment.

What Is Supposed To Be My Ideal Weight? - Surely, this is a question many of us have wondered, especially if we are taking part in full weight loss program. Know what is your ideal weight according to height-age relationship. This is a very sensitive type of measurement, even on internet not all sites can be trusted, as many present rather doubtful scales.

Height Weight Chart - Weight Gain - Prenatal care done by women during pregnancy not only affects the health of the mother, but also of her baby. Within the parameters to control can be found the weight of a pregnant woman.

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