Children’s Growth Charts of height weight and body mass index for boys and girls.
Almost everyone, at some point, goes looking for a growth chart for boys or growth chart for girls or height or weight growth charts. Nowadays, those searches generally bring you to the NIHor CDC websites, or some private websites. But what is halls.md? What is Moose and Doc?
In year 2000, the CDC released new growth charts for children. The CDC charts replaced the older versions of charts for children’s height and weight that were from 1977.
I created these growth charts in early year 2000, just before the CDC created theirs in year 2000. I left them on the internet at first because the CDC didn’t release different charts for different races. Later, I found other reasons to keep my charts available.
A general feature of CDC charts is they make children seem fatter, by comparing them to 1970s children.
The growth charts available on this web page halls.md are derived from the NHANES III survey, which was a comprehensive survey of the American population during years 1988-1994.
The CDC growth charts are the new standard, and my charts are amateurish-looking. The CDC charts can be downloaded and printed with very high quality and are suitable for all standard uses. The halls.md growth charts are not designed for high quality printing.
Use the halls.md charts as a quick on-line reference. Use them as a second opinion. Use them when you want results for specific race/ethic groups, and use them to reassure overweight kids that they are not alone.
Childrens body mass index charts, according to Age, are available from the CDC, but also, I made my own versions of Body Mass Index charts from the NHANES III data.
Charts for adults average height and weight are available here.
The halls.md charts were created by Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC and John Hanson, MSc.