Growth charts

In mid-2010, amended growth charts were introduced to the Well Child/Tamariki Ora Healthbook and for use by providers.

The new charts include:

  • new centiles – using nine centiles and extending from the 0.4th to the 99.6th centile
  • no centile lines for 1–2 weeks of age – because most babies lose some weight and then regain it during the two weeks after birth. A baby’s weight at about two weeks of age should be compared with their birth weight
  • a separate preterm birth section (in the combined growth charts and health professionals’ notes only, not in the Well Child/Tamariki Ora Healthbook)
  • an adult height prediction and BMI look up (in the combined growth charts and health professionals’ notes only, not in the Well Child/Tamariki Ora Healthbook).

A4 Size

A3 Size

Factsheets

A number of factsheets for health professionals have been developed with information about the growth charts and how to use them.

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