Find your child's growth percentile based on age and height.
This chart shows the patterns of height (length) and weight for boys from 2 to 20 years old.
The top set of curved lines shows length percentiles. For example, the top curved line shows the 95% percentile, which means that 95% of children are at or under that height. The lower set of curved lines shows weight percentiles.
The top of the chart shows ages, from 2 to 20 years. The left and right sides of the chart show heights in the upper section and weights in the lower section.
The chart shows that at age 2 years 95% of boys are less than 37 inches (about 93 centimeters) and 5% are less than 32 inches (81 cm). At 20 years 95% of boys are less than 75 inches (about 189 cm), or 6 feet 3 inches. and 5% are less than 65 inches (165 cm).
Find your child's height on the left side, and read horizontally across until you reach the vertical line for your child's age. Then see where that point is among the percentile lines.
For example, a boy 61 inches (155 cm) tall and 12 years old is just above the 75% percentile.
Consult your physician if you are concerned about your child's growth.
The chart is taken directly from the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Health Statistics. We converted it from a PDF file into a web graphic. You can view and print the PDF version here if you would like to record your child's growth.
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