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Software for Calculating Pediatric Anthropometry
v 1.02, 1999

Anthropometry indicators are a measure of the health and developmental status of children based on the child's age, sex, height and weight. ANTHRO software can be used by health professionals to compare the growth of individual children with the growth patterns of a large reference population of the same age and sex.

ANTHRO is based on the 1978 NCHS/CDC/WHO growth reference. It requires the sex, height, weight, and age of children to calculate normalized anthropometric z-values, percentiles and percent-of-median. It can use dBase files for batch processing and has an anthropometric calculator.

Software and Hardware Requirements

ANTHRO is a DOS-based program which operates on IBM compatible microcomputers with at least 640K of Random Access Memory (RAM). It requires PC/MS-DOS Version 2.1 or greater or Windows 3.x/95/98/NT/2000.

Installation Instructions

Before installing and running the software, please read the information contained in the User ManualPDF file (PDF-408K).

To install ANTHRO, click on the link below which will download the program to your computer. Once the installation file is downloaded, double-click on INST_ANT.EXE to create a C:\Anthro directory. To run the program, go to the C:\Anthro directory and double-click on ANTHRO.EXE.

Download ANTHRO Software (EXE - 392K)

Disclaimer: ANTHRO is provided "as is" and without any warranty expressed or implied. The user assumes all risk of the use of ANTHRO. ANTHRO may not run on your particular hardware/software configuration. CDC bears no responsibility for any mishap or economic loss resulting from the use of this software. In addition, CDC cannot provide user support for installing or using this software.

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