Weight for Height

This ratio more accurately assesses body build and distinguishes wasting (acute malnutrition) from stunting (chronic malnutrition).

  1. Figures 2-11 and 2-I2 chart weight from height for measurements taken by the NCHS.-'
  2. Measurements that fall near the 50th percentile indicate appropriate weight for height; the
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Figure 2-9. Top, head circumference by age percentiles for girls (birth to 36 months). Bottom, weight by length percentiles for girls (birth to 36 months).

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SO 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 TOO 105 110 LENGTH IN CM

Figure 2-10. Top. head circumference by age percentiles for boys (birth to 36 months). Bottom, weight by length percentiles for boys (birth to 36 months).

greater the deviation, the more over- or undernourished the individual.

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