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Overview of the CDC Growth Charts

Using the CDC Growth Charts
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Self-Test Questions:

Question 1

The 85th percentile curve appears on the BMI-for-age growth chart.

Question 2 BMI-for-age is an anthropometric index that considers a child’s weight, height, and age.

Question 3 Percentiles are used to rank an individual on a given growth chart and indicate the percent of the reference population of the same gender and age that individual equals or exceeds.

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