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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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A 21-month-old boy has a growth pattern that plots lower on the standard CDC growth chart than on the WHO growth charts; his growth is plotted incorrectly.

_______ True    _______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “A 21-month-old boy has a growth pattern that plots lower on the standard CDC growth chart than on the WHO growth charts; his growth is plotted incorrectly” is true or false.

Introduction: Assessment of growth includes the assessment of health, development, and nutritional status of young children. WHO (World Health Organization) growth charts are recommended for children up to 24 months for assessment of growth and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) specialized growth charts are recommended for children who are older than 24 months.

Explanation

Assessment of growth can be done by assessing the height, weight, and other indices of the individual. Since the boy is 21-month-old, his growth can be compared with WHO growth chart. On the other hand, the indices for the 21-year old boy are out of scope of the CDC growth chart, which contains recommendations for ages above 24 months...

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