A novel format for a growth chart

Acta Paediatr Scand. 1984 Jul;73(4):527-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1984.tb09965.x.


A novel format for a growth chart is proposed to facilitate early detection of aberrant growth. Normal growth is shown as a horizontal line and any deviation from this indicates abnormal change in growth. The vertical scales show relative height (height SDS) and relative weight (% deviation of weight from the mean weight for height) directly. Weight is recorded against height rather than age.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anthropometry / methods*
  • Body Height
  • Body Weight
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Growth*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Registries / standards*