Growth Indicators

PedNSS Health Indicator Definition Number = Children Included in the Analysis Definition of Prevalence
% = Prevalence
Short stature <5th percentile and <10th percentiles length-for-age (children aged <2 years), height-for age (children ≥ 2 years), CDC growth charts All infants and children examined during the reporting period January 1 through December 31 with valid length or height data. Number of children <5th and <10th percentiles length or height-for-age divided by number of children with length or height data
Underweight <5th and <10th percentiles weight-for length (children aged <2 years), BMI-for-age (children ≥ 2 years), 2000 CDC growth charts All infants and children examined during the reporting period January 1 through December 31 with valid length or height, and weight data. Number of children <5th and <10th percentiles weight-for-length or BMI-for-age divided by number of children with length or height, and weight data
Obese ≥ 95th percentile weight-for length (children aged <2 years), BMI-for-age (children ≥ 2 years), 2000 CDC growth charts Number of children ≥ 95th percentile weight-for-length or BMI-for-age divided by number of children with length or height, and weight data
≥ 2 Yrs Overweight Overweight: 85th–<95th percentile BMI-for-age, 2000 CDC growth charts Children ≥ 2 years of age examined during the reporting period January 1 through December 31 with valid height and weight data. Number of children ≥ 2 years of age from the 85th–<95th percentile BMI-for-age divided by number of children ≥ 2 years of age with height and weight data
Obese: >95th percentile BMI-for-age, 2000 CDC growth charts Number of children ≥ 2 years of age ≥ 95th percentile BMI-for-age divided by number of children ≥ 2 years of age with height and weight data.