2000 & 2022 CDC Clinical Growth Charts

The clinical growth charts are commonly used by health care providers and include these three features.

  1. Each clinical chart has a data entry box at the top left to record individual patient data.
  2. The clinical growth charts are formatted with two sets of percentile curves per page, with the exception of the BMI-for-age chart, which have only one chart per page.
  3. The grid in the charts is scaled to metric units; English units are also shown.

The clinical growth charts are provided in sets that display different percentile lines to meet the needs of various users. The percentile lines for the clinical charts are listed below.

2000 CDC Clinical Growth Charts

Set 1 shows the 5th through the 95th percentiles. These charts will be used for the majority of the routine public health and clinical applications. The percentiles shown: 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, and 95th; 85th on the BMI-for-age chart. These BMI charts are the most commonly used in the United States to screen for underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity.

Set 2 shows the 3rd through the 97th percentiles. Pediatric endocrinologists and others providing services might choose to use these charts when caring for children growing at the outer percentiles. The percentiles shown: 3rd, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, and 97th; 85th and 95th on the BMI-for-age chart.

2022 CDC Extended BMI-for-Age Growth Chart include four additional percentile curves above the 95th percentile (i.e., 98th, 99th, 99.9th, and 99.99th percentiles), can plot BMI up to 60 kg/m2, and differ by age and gender. Clinicians can use these charts to track BMI for children aged 2 to 20 years with very high BMIs above the 97th percentile.

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