Steps to plot and interpret BMI-for-age
The six steps outlined here to plot and interpret BMI-for-age are similar to those used for a general growth assessment.
|Step 1:||Obtain accurate weight and height measurements.|
|Step 2:||Select the appropriate growth chart (based on the age and sex of the child being weighed and measured).|
|Step 3:||Record the data|
|Step 4:||Calculate BMI|
|Step 5:||Plot measurements|
|Step 6:||Interpret the plotted measurements|
An instruction sheet on the Use and Interpretation of the WHO and CDC Growth Charts For Children from Birth to 20 Years in the United States [PDF-206KB] contains detailed instructions for the above steps.