Using CDC Growth Charts - Test Your Knowledge

  1. The 85th percentile curve appears on the BMI-for-age growth chart.


    ANSWER: TRUE – That’s correct. The 85th percentile curve appears on the BMI-for-age growth chart because the classification of overweight is used for children and teens 2 years and older.

     

  2. BMI-for-age is an anthropometric index that considers a child’s weight, height, and age.


    ANSWER: TRUE – That’s correct. BMI-for-age is an anthropometric index of weight and height combined with age.

     

  3. Percentiles are used to rank an individual on a given growth chart and indicate the percent of the reference population of the same sex and age that individual equals or exceeds.


    ANSWER: TRUE – That’s correct.