0 to 36 Months Infant Growth Percentile Calculator

Topic: Medical Calculators and Charts
- Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2011/02/07 - Updated: 2024/08/18
Publication Type: Charts, Graphs, Tables
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: Baby growth percentile calculator instantly reveals an infants weight and height percentile in comparison to national averages. By using a Growth Percentile Calculator at home you can easily judge if your infant growing adequately and he or she is gaining weight and height at the normal rate. Birth mass has direct links with the gestational age at which the child was born and can be estimated during the pregnancy by measuring fundal height.

Introduction

What Does Percentile Mean?

In statistics and the social sciences, a percentile - or centile - is the value of a variable below which a certain percent of observations fall. For example, the 20th percentile is the value (or score) below which 20 percent of the observations may be found.

Main Digest

The term percentile and the related term percentile rank are often used in the reporting of scores from norm-referenced tests. Doctors often use a percentile calculator to assess an infant's weight and height percentile in comparison to national averages.

How much does your baby weigh, and how does that weight compare to other babies?

A Growth Percentile Calculator makes it easy to keep track of your child's growth and weight measurements as it can determine the percentiles for all children ages birth to 3 years old. For children ages 2 to 19 years you will need to use our our Child Percentile Calculator.

By using a Growth Percentile Calculator at home you can easily judge if your infant growing adequately and he or she is gaining weight and height at the normal rate. A percentile chart gives parents a good idea concerning how their baby's developmental progress compares with other babies nationwide of a similar age.

Typical Growth Percentiles for Infants Include:

• Weight - Babies are typically undressed before being weighed.
• Length - Until your baby can stand, she'll be measured from head to heel while lying down.
• Head Circumference - Usually a tape measure is placed around the largest area of the head.

Percentile Values

• A percentile of 50% represents the average or mean weight.
• A value below 50% means a baby weighs less than the average.
• A value greater than 50% means a baby is above average. This does not mean your baby is overweight or underweight. A doctor or physician should always be consulted to determine weight status.

Birth mass is the mass of a baby at its birth. Birth mass has direct links with the gestational age at which the child was born and can be estimated during the pregnancy by measuring fundal height. A baby born within the normal range of mass for that gestational age is known as appropriate for gestational age (AGA). Those born above or below that range have often had an unusual rate of development - this often indicates complications with the pregnancy that may affect the baby or its mother.

This calculator provides your baby's weight percentile based on age, enter your infant's measurements into the Growth Percentile Calculator below to obtain all their percentiles based on infant growth charts. For example out of a sample of 100 babies, a percentile value of 45% means your baby weighs more than 45 babies and weighs less than the other 55 babies.

Infant Growth Percentile Calculator
Enter the Following Information:
Gender of Baby
Age of Baby in Months months
Body Weight
Body Length
Calculation Results
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Weight for length percentile