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WHO Growth Chart Training

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Using the WHO Growth Standard Charts

Transitioning from WHO to CDC Growth Charts at 2 Years of Age

During this transition, caution should be used in interpreting any changes.

  • Growth measurements need to be used in conjunction with medical and family history if aberrant growth is identified.

Growth monitoring is based on a series of measurements.

  • When assessing physical growth, it is critical to have a series of accurate measurements to establish an observed growth pattern.
  • A series of accurate measurements takes into consideration short- and long-term conditions and provides a context for individual measurements in interpretation. Thus, misinterpretation can be avoided based on a single plot on a different chart.
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