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Training Module: Using the BMI-for-Age Growth Charts

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Table of Contents

1. What is BMI?

2. Advantages to using BMI-for-age as a screening tool for overweight and underweight

3. Recommendations for using BMI to assess overweight

4. Characteristics of BMI-for-age

5. Recommended BMI-for-age cutoffs

6. Calculating BMI

7. Other methods to obtain BMI

8. Visual assessment versus calculation of BMI

9. Accuracy of measurements

10. Interpretation

11. Summary

12. Steps to plot and interpret BMI-for-age

13. References and resources