Find your child's growth percentile based on age and height.
This chart shows the patterns of height (length) and weight for girls 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 95% of girls are less than 36 inches (about 91 centimeters) and 5% are less than 31 inches (79 cm). At 20 years 95% of girls are less than 69 inches (about 174 cm), or 5 feet 9 inches. and 5% are less than 60 inches (152 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 girl 60 inches (152 cm) tall and 12 years old is just above the 50% 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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