Let’s find out if, (tall or too fat)

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?

Dr. Halls Dr. Halls
This is a serious website. The charts are legitimate, I made them myself and there’s a good story.


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.

Talking Moose
Talking Moose
Kids are taller and heavier now compared to 1977

Dr. Halls Dr. Halls
But the CDC‘s charts don’t reflect current children, they reflect past children, from before the age of television and video games.

Talking Moose
Talking Moose
Doc, stop being so serious.

Megan Megan
Right on. Doc, be more Moose.


Boys Weight White
Boys Height White
Boys Weight Black
Boys Height Black
Boys Weight Hispanic
Boys Height Hispanic
Boys Weight Other
Boys Height Other
Girls Weight White
Girls Height White
Girls Weight Black
Girls Height Black
Girls Weight Hispanic
Girls Height Hispanic
Girls Weight Other
Girls Height Other


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.

Billy Billy


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.

Levi Levi
So 1988-1994 is newer than 1970s, but I wasn’t even born then.


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.

Dr. Halls Dr. Halls
Yes, the CDC charts are better than mine in most ways.

Talking Moose
Talking Moose
Except for the CDC problem comparing to an idealized, pre-TV lifestyle.


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.

Boys BMI chart

Mens BMI chart

Girls BMI chart

Womens BMI chart

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.

Did you click on any faces or find other surprises?


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