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A 22-year-old female asked about a male:

Ive read that head size is proportional to height. my childs in the 97th percentile for height but only 30th for head circumference. is that something to be worried about?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not really: It's more useful to follow the rate of growth of head. In most of healthy infant, head circumference increases 1/2 inch per month in the first 4 months and 1/4 inch per month for the next 8 months.
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