This app uses WHO tables and data for weight for height calculations. The calculator is valid for children with an age range of two to five years.
This calculator estimates weight percentile based on length for toddlers and preschoolers.. 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 babies, a percentile value of 40 percent means your baby weighs more than 40 babies and weighs less than the other 60 babies.
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 his or her status.
"The WHO Child Growth Standards". The World Health Organization.
http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/en/.
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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