Childhood growth depends on nutritional, health, and environmental conditions. Changes in any of these conditions influence how well a child grows and develops. Pediatric health care providers use height, also referred to as stature, and weight measurements to assess changes in growth and development. These anthropometric measurements, a basic component of health care services for children, have been used to screen individuals and populations for nutrition related health problems. This course describes the 2000 CDC Growth Charts that are recommended for use by healthcare providers in children and teens aged 2 years up to 20 years and the reference population used to develop these charts along with commonly used anthropometric indices and evaluation criteria used to assess growth in this age group. An instruction sheet for using and interpreting the CDC Growth Charts is included at the end of this course.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Estimated Time Needed to Complete the COURSE
through text: 25-30 minutes
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