Other Growth Chart Resources
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- CDC Growth Charts 2000 Slide Set
- Use and Interpretation of the CDC Growth Charts
- Tools to Calculate BMI
- Software Tools
CDC Growth Charts 2000 Slide
This PowerPoint slide presentation, CDC Growth Charts 2000, was developed by the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity to provide training to health care professionals at national and state meetings. The presentation focuses on the 1) rationale for revising the growth charts, and 2) the BMI-for-age charts including advantages of using these charts and calculating BMI.
This set of 47 PowerPoint slides provides an overview of the 2000 CDC growth charts including background information on the rationale for changes in the revised charts and using and interpreting the body mass index (BMI)-for-age charts. Notes are provided for each slide. This material can be used as a training presentation for groups or individuals working with a pediatric population.
These slides may be used as is, please do not alter format. If format is altered the CDC logo must be removed.
Download the Microsoft PowerPoint Document (PPT - 2.45Mb).
and Interpretation of the CDC Growth Charts - An
Instructional Guide [PDF- 67K]
This guide instructs health care providers on how to use and interpret the CDC Growth Charts to assess physical growth in children and adolescents. Using these charts, health care providers can compare growth in infants, children, and adolescents with a nationally representative reference based on children of all ages and racial or ethnic groups. Comparing body measurements with the appropriate age- and gender-specific growth chart enables health care providers to monitor growth and identify potential health- or nutrition-related problems.
Percentile Calculator for Child and Teen
Provided in both English and Metric versions.
Children's BMI Tool for Schools
An Excel spreadsheet intended for use by school, child care, and other professionals who want to compute Body Mass Index (BMI)-for-age for a group of up to 2000 children, for example a school class room or grade.
Clinical Growth Charts
National Center for Health Statistics has growth charts in several formats, or use the following documents:
- CDC Table for Calculated Body Mass Index Values for Selected Heights and Weights for Ages 2 to 20 Years [PDF-168K]
- Checkbook size BMI Table for Children and Adolescents [PDF-404K]
This is a software application for calculating pediatric anthropometry, based on the 1978 NCHS/CDC/WHO growth reference.
This is a software application that offers a word processing, database, and statistics system for epidemiology on microcomputers. One of the key features of Epi Info 2002 is NutStat, a nutrition anthropometry program that calculates percentiles and z-scores using either the 2000 CDC or the 1978 CDC/WHO growth reference.
A SAS Program for the CDC Growth Charts
The purpose of this SAS program is to easily generate a dataset that contains indices of the anthropometric status of children from birth to 20 years of age based on the 2000 CDC growth charts.