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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