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

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Example:

Angelica is a 13-year-old girl with intermittent weight and height measurements since age 2. Her measurements have been plotted on the BMI-for-age, weight-for-age, and stature-for-age charts.


   Age   
   Weight   
   Stature   
   BMI   
2
23 1/4
33
15
3
28 1/2
36 1/4
15.2
4
36 1/2
39 1/4
16.7
7
60
46
19.9
11
94 1/2
52 1/2
24.1
13
143
60 1/4
27.7

 

The BMI-for-age chart shows a steady increase in BMI-for-age from age 2 to 4 years. By age 7, Angelica's BMI-for-age was slightly above the 95th percentile, and it remains in this channel or above to the present, indicating that she is classified as obese. Her stature-for-age has consistently been below the 50th percentile, whereas after age 3, her weight has been consistently above the 50th percentile, and at age 13 years, it is above the 90th percentile. We see that Angelica is slightly shorter than other girls her age, whereas her weight is higher.

 


BMI-for-age Chart showing plotted points

Stature-for-age and weight-for-age chart showing plotted points


 
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