The Body Mass Index (BMI)-for-age charts for boys and girls aged 2 to 20 years are a major addition to the new CDC Pediatric Growth Charts. For the first time there is a screening tool to assess risk of overweight and overweight in children and adolescents. This module presents the rationale behind the decision to include the BMI-for-age charts, discusses characteristics of the BMI-for-age charts, and provides an opportunity for practical application of calculating BMI, and plotting and interpreting BMI-for-age through case studies.
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
Estimated Time Needed to Complete the Module
through text: 40 minutes