This calculator provides your child's weight percentile based on stature. Stature is upright height or standing straight height. The percentile shows how your child's weight compares to other children of the same height. The percentile tells you what percentage of children weigh less than your child. For example out of a sample of 100 children, a percentile value of 40 percent means your child weighs more than 40 children and weighs less than the other 60 children.
A percentile of 50% represents the average or mean weight. A value below 50 percent means a child weighs less than the average. A value greater than 50 percent means a child is above average. This does not mean your child is overweight or underweight. A doctor or physician should be consulted to determine weight status.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008 http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/
The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends using the World Health Organization (WHO) charts for the first two year of life (0 to 2 years). After two years, it is recommended to return to the CDC charts.
Use this calculator at your own risk. This calculator may or may not be accurate or reliable. By using this calculator you acknowledge any reliance on this calculator shall be at your sole risk.
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