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Comparing Methodologies Used to Develop WHO and CDC Growth Charts for Children Birth to Aged 2 Years

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1. An advantage of using the WHO growth standard charts with all infants and children from birth up to aged 2 years is that
U.S. children were included in the WHO study sample and their growth is similar to other children in the sample.
The WHO charts do not consider the effects of infant feeding on growth.
The WHO charts are based on limited data for the first 6 months of life.

2. For children over 2 years of age, continued use of the 2000 CDC BMI-for-age charts is recommended.

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