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Height or Stature for Age

Percentile Chart and Calculator
Children, Teens and Adolescents from 2 to 20 years of age
Health Care - Pediatrician - Pediatrics

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Description:
This calculator provides your child's stature percentile based on age. Stature is the standing upright height of the child. The percentile shows how your child's height or stature compares to other children. The percentile tells you what percentage of children that have a height less than your child. For example out of a sample of 100 children, a percentile value of 45 percent means your child measures more than 45 children and measures less than the other 55 children.

A percentile of 50% represents the average or mean height or stature. A value below 50 percent means a child measures less than the average or is shorter than average. A value greater than 50 percent means a child is above average or taller than average. This does not mean your child is short or tall. A doctor or physician should be consulted to determine height status.


Instructions:
The calculator requires gender (male or female), birth date of child and length to entered.

Inputs:
Step
Instructions
Notes
1
Select Gender
Male for boys
Female for girls
2
Enter Birthday
The date the person was born. Select the field to pull up a calendar or use the up and down arrows to increment or decrement by days.
3
Enter Height or Stature
Enter the length of the child when standing upright. Note, the units tabs allows the change or selection of inches (standard) or centimeters (metric).
4
Press Calculate button
This is only needed to when the length is manually entered.

Outputs:
Output
Parameter
Notes
1
Percentile
Calculated using standard normal distribution
2
Age
Age of child in years, months and days.
3
Height or Stature
Length of the child in metric units of centimeters.
4
Graph Plot
Length versus age graph with 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 95 and calculated percentile lines.


Reference:
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/.

Charts and Calculators:

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  - Length for Age
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  - Head Circumference for Age

Children and teens (2 to 20 years of age)

  - Weight for Age
  - Height or Stature for Age (current page)
  - Weight for Stature