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How are growth charts developed?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Lots of measuring

The children's hospital in denver became famous for collecting growth curves for many of the children followed in their clinics.
Infant formula companies printed them up and gave them out free to all pediatricians. We then realized that different groups of children grow at different rates. Different ethnic groups have their own curves and children with cp, downs, etc. Have their own curves.

In brief: Lots of measuring

The children's hospital in denver became famous for collecting growth curves for many of the children followed in their clinics.
Infant formula companies printed them up and gave them out free to all pediatricians. We then realized that different groups of children grow at different rates. Different ethnic groups have their own curves and children with cp, downs, etc. Have their own curves.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics
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In brief: Look at children

Growth charts are developed by looking at the growth of hundreds and hundreds of children of many ages.
Some growth charts look at a specific population, such as just children with down syndrome. Others look at a wide variety of "normal" children from many backgrounds. The top 3% and bottom 3% are considered outlyers.

In brief: Look at children

Growth charts are developed by looking at the growth of hundreds and hundreds of children of many ages.
Some growth charts look at a specific population, such as just children with down syndrome. Others look at a wide variety of "normal" children from many backgrounds. The top 3% and bottom 3% are considered outlyers.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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