This calculator is for ethnic Chinese children. This application is for preschoolers, children and teens with an age of 3 to 18 years.
This calculator determines weight percentile based on height. Height is measured when the child is standing (vertical). The percentile shows how a child's weight compares to other children of the same height. The percentile reports the percentage of children that have a weight less than the measured child. For example out of a total group of 100 children, a percentile value of 55 percent means the child measures more than 55 children and measures less than the other 45 children.
A percentile of 50% represents the average weight. A percentile value below 50 percent means a child is less than average. A percentile value greater than 50 percent means a child is greater than average. Measurements outside of this range does not mean a child is underweight or overweight. A doctor should be consulted to determine growth status.
Zong X-N, Li H (2013) Construction of a New Growth References for China Based on Urban Chinese Children: Comparison with the WHO Growth Standards. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59569. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059569.
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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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