European height and weight growth charts commonly extend from the 3rd to the 97th centile, whereas in North America the extremes are usually the 5th and 95th centiles.
There is no good reason for the difference, and neither chart is particularly used for screening owing to the high the positive rate associated with a cut off based on the lowest centile.
The World Health Organisation's international growth reference uses cut offs based on standard deviation scores rather than centiles, which are more suitable for the extremes of growth status seen in the developing world.
This chart, however, is incompatible with chart based on centiles.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Evolution, Homme, Courbe croissance, Taille corporelle, Ecart type
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Evolution, Human, Growth curve, Body size, Standard deviation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0256247
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.