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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Timothy in Case Study 12.1 returns to his pediatrician 6 months later at 7½ years of age for a weight check. He has gained 10 kg in 6 months and now weighs 90 lb (41 kg). His height has increased to 51 in. (130 cm).

What is Timothy’s BMI-for-age percentile? Use CDC growth curves to determine percentile.

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Summary Introduction

To determine: The BMI-for-age percentile of person T.

Introduction: The status of weight of an individual is assesessed by his body mass index (BMI). Body mass index (BMI) is obtained by dividing weight (in kg) by square of height (in m).

Explanation

During an annual visit to the pediatrician, when Person T was 7-years old, he weighed 68 lb (31 kg), which was at the 95th percentile and had a height of 50 in. (127 cm) between 75th and 90th percentiles for his age. With the BMI (19.25) at the 95th percentile for his age, his growth percentiles were observed to be increasing every year. Person T has a habit of snacking, and his lifestyle is void of much physical activities. Person T returned to his pediatrician after 6 months for a weight check. He has gained 10 kg weight, which is 90 lb (41 kg) and his height is 51 in...

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