Table 12D
2011 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance(1)
National
Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators
Children Aged Less Than 5 years (2)

Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators (3)
Birthweight (4)
Year

Number Included
in Analysis

Low
%
< 2500g

High
% > 4000g

2011 1,766,295 8.9

6.4

2010 1,851,546 9.0

6.3

2009 1,961,342 8.9

6.4

2008 1,966,690 9.0

6.4

2007 1,953,242 9.1

6.4

2006 1,842,970 9.2

6.6

2005 1,641,264 9.4

6.6

2004 1,630,186 9.3

6.8

2003 1,505,016 9.0

7.2

2002 1,254,683 9.0

7.6

2001 1,217,626 9.0

8.0

2000 1,235,686 8.9

8.3

1999 1,301,847 8.9

8.4

1998 1,307,687 8.9

8.5

1997 1,199,049 8.8

8.5

1996 1,277,355 8.7

8.7

1995 1,289,474 9.0

8.6

1994 1,270,449 9.2

8.5

1993 1,061,208 9.2

8.4

1992 962,937 9.3

8.4

1991 1,020,919 9.4

8.3

1990 958,828 9.2

8.2

1989 826,736 9.1

8.1

1988 532,664 9.5

7.8

1987 444,229 9.9

7.5

1986 367,997 9.9

7.6

1985 313,159 10.0

7.4

1984 249,655 10.0

7.6

1983 217,314 10.3

7.6

1982 168,673 10.2

7.8

1981 119,475 10.5

7.9

1980 124,800 10.0

8.5

1979 67,299 10.1

8.2

1978 48,187 10.0

8.3

1977 40,767 10.2

8.6

1976 26,045 9.6

8.7

1975 20,728 9.7

8.4

1974 10,309 9.8

9.1

1973 195 9.7

11.8

Height and Weight
Year

Number Included
in Analysis

Short Stature
(5)
% < 5th

Underweight
(6)
% < 5th

Obese
(6)
% >=95th

2011 7,776,521 6.3

3.5

12.2

2010 8,209,259 6.3

3.6

12.4

2009 8,472,799 6.4

3.4

13.0

2008 6,864,736 6.5

3.7

12.6

2007 7,541,977 6.7

3.6

12.8

2006 7,210,623 6.8

3.6

12.8

2005 6,740,570 6.8

3.7

13.0

2004 6,576,512 6.5

3.7

12.8

2003 5,935,691 6.7

4.0

12.9

2002 5,080,737 6.7

4.3

12.5

2001 4,403,759 6.8

4.3

11.9

2000 4,631,932 6.5

4.3

11.8

1999 5,164,707 6.3

4.6

11.3

1998 5,379,249 6.4

4.7

11.1

1997 5,399,080 6.5

4.7

10.8

1996 5,640,556 6.6

4.8

10.5

1995 5,513,974 6.9

4.8

10.3

1994 5,209,002 7.1

4.9

10.2

1993 4,585,730 7.1

5.2

10.0

1992 4,206,753 7.4

5.3

9.9

1991 3,993,416 7.5

5.6

9.5

1990 3,341,040 7.9

5.9

9.6

1989 3,035,874 7.9

5.8

9.4

1988 1,900,708 8.4

6.2

8.1

1987 1,675,300 8.8

6.5

8.2

1986 1,512,493 7.3

7.2

8.0

1985 1,267,867 9.0

6.6

8.3

1984 993,024 9.2

6.1

7.8

1983 811,150 10.0

6.0

7.8

1982 619,796 10.3

5.8

8.1

1981 471,790 10.1

5.4

8.9

1980 520,606 9.3

5.3

9.0

1979 272,201 9.0

4.9

8.9

1978 208,843 9.1

5.4

8.8

1977 171,093 9.5

5.8

9.6

1976 121,909 9.7

5.4

10.9

1975 86,362 11.1

6.0

11.2

1974 34,645 12.1

7.0

11.4

1973 11,137 9.0

7.3

9.5

Overweight Greater Than or Equal 2 Years (6)
Year

Number Included
in Analysis

85th - <95th
%

>=95th
%

2011 3,480,880 16.0

14.4

2010 3,640,072 16.1

14.4

2009 3,678,355 16.4

14.7

2008 2,807,124 16.4

14.6

2007 3,058,130 16.4

14.9

2006 2,945,487 16.4

14.8

2005 2,872,609 16.2

14.7

2004 2,803,959 16.2

14.8

2003 2,575,005 15.8

14.7

2002 2,142,027 15.4

14.3

2001 1,814,822 15.1

13.1

2000 1,932,131 15.2

13.2

1999 2,187,110 15.0

12.7

1998 2,320,311 14.9

12.2

1997 2,396,904 14.6

11.7

1996 2,479,152 14.4

11.4

1995 2,372,939 14.1

11.0

1994 2,168,651 13.9

10.9

1993 1,857,758 13.6

10.7

1992 1,585,645 13.5

10.6

1991 1,403,161 13.1

10.0

1990 1,156,330 13.1

10.0

1989 1,089,553 12.9

9.6

1988 673,030 12.1

8.4

1987 585,249 11.9

8.3

1986 538,820 12.0

8.4

1985 473,583 12.0

8.3

1984 368,111 12.1

7.8

1983 282,967 12.1

7.7

1982 227,418 12.7

8.1

1981 174,519 13.1

8.7

1980 214,326 13.0

8.7

1979 113,268 12.9

8.4

1978 84,934 12.7

8.4

1977 72,215 12.8

8.6

1976 53,517 13.4

9.6

1975 33,856 13.5

10.3

1974 12,898 14.1

10.7

1973 7,370 10.2

6.7

Anemia (7)
Year

Number Included
in Analysis

Low Hb/Hct
%

2011 5,023,618 14.4
2010 5,391,027 14.6
2009 5,524,196 14.9
2008 5,080,372 14.8
2007 4,759,588 15.0
2006 4,521,591 14.0
2005 4,381,087 13.6
2004 4,364,901 13.5
2003 3,600,353 13.4
2002 3,421,187 13.0
2001 3,116,606 13.4
2000 3,217,568 13.7
1999 3,645,746 14.5
1998 3,864,299 14.5
1997 3,925,299 14.5
1996 4,158,251 15.3
1995 4,125,108 15.9
1994 3,855,156 15.8
1993 3,368,409 16.1
1992 3,016,330 15.9
1991 2,748,979 16.3
1990 2,362,182 16.3
1989 2,111,468 15.6
1988 1,380,353 14.8
1987 1,217,664 14.5
1986 1,127,586 15.0
1985 966,479 15.9
1984 770,212 16.6
1983 619,567 17.9
1982 466,815 18.1
1981 371,131 19.5
1980 432,280 18.1
1979 240,211 16.8
1978 177,846 18.9
1977 146,205 18.6
1976 114,145 16.4
1975 81,821 19.3
1974 36,301 22.4
1973 10,884 31.0
(1) Reporting period is January 1 through December 31.
(2) Analyses based on one record per child.
(3) Excludes records with unknown data or errors.
(4) Infants born during the reporting period included in the analysis.
(5) Based on 2006 WHO growth chart percentiles for children under 2 years of age; short stature is defined as and length-for-age <= 2.3rd percentile, underweight is defined as weight-for-length <= 2.3rd percentile, and high weight-for-length (labeled as "Obese") is defined as >= 97.7th percentile.
(6) Based on 2000 CDC growth chart percentiles for children 2 years of age and older; short stature is defined as height-for-age < 5th percentile, underweight is defined as BMI-for-age < 5th percentile, overweight is defined as BMI-for-age >= 85th to < 95th percentile, and obesity is defined as >= 95th percentile.
(7) Based on 1998 CDC MMWR, "Recommendations to Prevent and Control Iron Deficiency in the United States", altitude adjusted, children 6 months of age and older included in the analysis.
* Percentages are not calculated if < 100 records are available for analysis after exclusions.