# Child Toddler Growth Chart Calculator

## WHO 2-5 Years: Weight For Height Percentile

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### Description:

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.

### Calculation Instructions:

1. Select Gender - Choose male for boys and female for girls.
2. Enter Weight - The mass of child
3. Enter Height - Measure with the child in the standing straight position
4. Select Units
• kg/cm - Metric kilogram and centimeters
• lb/in - Standard US pound and inch

### Outputs:

1. Percentile - The weight percentile of the child.
2. Stature - The standing straight height of the child
3. Weight - The mass of the child in metric and standard units.
4. Height - The length of the child in metric and standard units.
5. Graph Plot - Weight versus age graph with 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 95 and calculated percentile lines.

### Reference:

"The WHO Child Growth Standards". The World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/en/.

### CDC Recommended Growth Charts:

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.