Child Growth Charts of height weight and body mass index.
Are child growth charts interesting? You bet! They help you judge a child's height and weight in relation to other children of the same age and race/ethnicity. The growth charts can compare boys and girls growth rates, as their height and weight changes with age, and show the growth spurt that occurs during adolescence.
In year 2000, the CDC released new growth charts for children. The CDC charts replace the older versions of charts for children's height and weight were based on data from 1977. Kids are taller and heavier now compared to 1977. But the CDC's new charts don't satisfy all needs. Hence the halls.md charts:
Why use these halls.md growth charts, sometimes?
The growth charts available on this web page are derived from the most recent survey data available. ( The NHANES III was a comprehensive survey of the American population during years 1988-1994.) This data was re-analyzed and re-plotted for the halls.md growth charts.
The CDC growth charts are the new standard. They can be downloaded and printed with very high quality. They are suitable for all standard uses. The halls.md growth charts are not designed for high quality printing.
Use the halls.md charts as a quick on-line reference, use them as a "second opinion", use them when you want results for specific race/ethic groups, and use them to reassure overweight kids that they are not alone.
Childrens body mass index charts, according to Age, are available from the CDC, and also here:
The halls.md charts were created by Steven B. Halls, MD,
FRCPC and John Hanson, MSc.
Copyright 2000. Last modified 26-May-2008.