Growth reference 5-19 years

Weight-for-age (5-10 years)

Weight-for-age reference data are not available beyond age 10 because this indicator does not distinguish between height and body mass in an age period where many children are experiencing the pubertal growth spurt and may appear as having excess weight (by weight-for-age) when in fact they are just tall.



Expanded tables for constructing national health cards

Computation of centiles and z-scores