The percentile shows how your child's weight compares to other children. The percentile tells you what percentage of children weigh less than your child. For example out of a sample of 100 children, a percentile value of 40 percent means your child weighs more than 40 children and weighs less than the other 60.
At the extremes (> 97th percentile or < 3rd percentile), small differences in percentiles represent clinically important differences in height. At these extremes, the z-score is a more precise reflection of how far the measurement deviates from the mean, and is a useful tool for tracking changes.
If your child is above the 95th or below the fifth percentile, then you will not be able to find an exact percentile, except to say that he is above or below the growth chart, but you can use the same steps to plot your child's height and body mass index.
Use this form to display growth percentiles for children and teens. Use WeightChart to track growth metrics for your child under age 20. Track and chart stature/height, weight, and head circumference growth metrics over time.
This calculator provides your child's stature percentile based on age. Stature is the standing upright height of the child. The percentile shows how your child's height or stature compares to other children. The percentile tells you what percentage of children that have a height less than your child.
Our growth percentile calculator reveals how your child's size compares with other boys or girls the same age. Just enter your child's weight, height (aka length), and head circumference, and we'll calculate a percentile for each.
This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile based on the CDC growth charts for children and teens (ages 2 through 19 years). Because of possible rounding errors in age, weight, and height, the results from this calculator may differ slightly from BMI-for-age percentiles calculated by other programs.
Below is a height percentile calculator. It works for all ages including newborns, babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, and adults right up to the elderly.
Our child percentile calculator is one (only one!) calculating form that replaces 8 growth charts (one for every measurement). Just enter your child's measurements to automatically obtain all his percentiles by one click.
The clinical charts for infants and older children were published in two sets. Set 1 contains 10 charts (5 for boys and 5 for girls), with the 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, and 95th smoothed percentile lines for all charts, and the 85th percentile for BMI-for-age and weight-for-stature.