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

Steps to plot and interpret BMI-for-age
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11. Plotting and interpreting BMI-for-age using the Metric system

(Click here to undertake the case study using the English system)

A Case Study of ‘Charlene'

Step 1. Obtain accurate weights and stature measurements

Charlene, a girl, comes in for a visit.

Here is Charlene's basic information:

Date of Birth (DOB): 10/30/96
Date of Visit (DOV): 11/5/00
Weight = 18.3 kg
Height = 103.5 cm

Step 2. Select the appropriate growth chart

Based upon the above information, select a growth chart:

Boys 2 to 20 BMI-for-age

Girls 2 to 20 BMI-for-age

Boys 2 to 20 weight-for-age

Girls 2 to 20 weight-for-age

Boys 2 to 20 stature-for-age

Girls 2 to 20 stature-for-age