Examination Protocols - Weight for Height Percentiles for Boys (77-121 cm tall)

CDC Weight for Height Percentiles for Boys (77-121 cm tall)

Z Score  
Decimal Precision:
Weight for Height Percentile Interpretation
Percentile < 5:Underweight
Percentile >= 5 and < 85:Healthy weight
Percentile >= 85 and < 95:At risk of overweight
Percentile >= 95:Overweight
  • These weight-for-stature standards are available as an alternative to BMI for assessment of over or undernutrition in children ages 2-5 years. However, health care providers should consider using the BMI-for-age charts to be consistent with current recommendations.
  • This calculator uses measured standing height for children ages 2 to 5 years, and is not valid for recumbent length.
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