Endocrinology Book


Growth Assessment

Aka: Growth Assessment, Growth Parameters
  1. See Also
    1. Growth Physiology
  2. Technique
    1. Infants and toddlers under age 2 years old
      1. Plot weight, length and Head Circumference
    2. Ages 2 to 20 years old
      1. Plot weight, height and Body Mass Index
  3. Evaluation: Linear Growth
    1. Measurements
      1. Height Measurement in Children
      2. Calculation of Growth Delay
      3. Linear Growth Velocity (requires at least 2 points, at least 3-6 months apart)
      4. Arm Span
      5. Sitting Height
      6. Upper to Lower Segment Ratio
    2. Abnormalities
      1. Short Stature
      2. Tall Stature
  4. Evaluation: Weight
    1. Measurements
      1. Weight Measurement in Children
      2. Weight for Height Age
      3. Weight for Length
      4. Body Mass Index
      5. Resting Energy Expenditure
    2. Abnormalities
      1. Failure to Thrive
      2. Obesity in Children
  5. Resources
    1. CDC Growth Charts
      1. http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts
    2. WHO Growth Charts
      1. http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/en

growth parameters (C2012645)

Concepts Finding (T033)
English growth parameters (physical finding), growth parameters
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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