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2000 CDC Growth Charts: 
United States

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bullet itemIntroduction

bullet itemFrequently Asked Questions

Growth ChartsDue to the large size or complexity of these files they have not been made compliant with the Americans with Disablilities Act, Section 508.  Visually impaired assistive technology users may call 3 0 1 4 5 8 4 6 3 6 or e mail n c h s query at c d c dot gov for assistance.

bullet itemClinical Growth Charts
(Now available in Spanish and French)

bullet itemWIC Version

bullet itemIndividual Growth Charts

bullet itemPower Point files-charts

bullet itemWHO Child Growth Standards

Data Tables

bullet itemSelected percentiles and LMS Parameters

bullet itemSelected Z-score values

bullet item1977 NCHS Growth Chart Equations

Educational Materials

bullet itemPower Point presentation about the charts

bullet itemUse and Interpretation

bullet itemTools to calculate BMI

bullet itemCase Study: Comparison of 1977 and 2000 Growth Charts

bullet itemInteractive training modules

sub bullet itemOverview

sub bullet itemUsing BMI-for-age

sub bullet itemOverweight

sub bullet itemRelated Maternal and Child Health Bureau  Modules
Topics include Accurate Measuring, Equipment and Techniques; Using the Growth Charts with Various Populations
such as Adolescents, Children with Special Needs and Others

Computer programs

bullet itemEpiInfo's Nutrition program, NutStat

bullet itemSAS code for calculating percentiles and Z-scores


bullet item2000 CDC Growth Charts for the United States: Methods and Development. Series Report 11, No. 246. 201 pp
View/download PDF
10 MB

bullet itemErrata:  In Table 24, the last 4 columns are mislabled.  The correct headings for these columns are:  85th, 90th, 95th and 97th percentiles.

bullet itemCDC Growth Charts: United States. 28 pp. (PHS) 2000-1250.
View/download PDF 407 KB

bullet itemGrowth chart revision workshop reports

Related Links

bullet itemNational Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health


This page last reviewed May 16, 2008

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