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

Accuracy of measurements
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8. Accuracy of measurements

Measurements must be obtained and recorded accurately if they are to be used as an effective screening tool. Stature and weight should be measured by following recommended protocols:



The following examples illustrate the importance of accurate measurements and show that inaccurate measurements can result in an inaccurate growth assessment.


Example 1

Example 2