Pediatric Growth Curves
We learn about pediatric growth curves in this episode! We discuss why they are used in pediatric offices, how they track healthy growth, what is considered a normal variation in growth, and the two different types of growth curves: from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Also remember, while growth curves track healthy growth, they should always be viewed in the context of an individual.
This episode written by Dr. Lena van der List, Dr. Dean Blumberg and Abby Michalak.
We thank Dr. Lindsey Loomba-Albrecht, a pediatric endocrinologist at UC Davis Children's Hospital for reviewing this episode, although Drs. Lena and Dean take responsibility for any errors or misinformation.
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