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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Which child requires an interpretation of growth modified from the usual CDC growth chart interpretation?

  1. a. A child with ADHD
  2. b. A child with type 1 diabetes
  3. c. A child with mild cerebral palsy with scoliosis
  4. d. A child with PKU

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an organization that conducts research and prepare growth charts for children of 2-20 years of age to assess their growth. The aim is to identify obesity in children which is a leading cause of serious and chronic health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer:

Option c. is given as “A child with mild cerebral palsy with scoliosis”

CDC growth charts assess the growth of an individual on the basis of physical characteristics such as body mass index. However, children with mild cerebral palsy with scoliosis have conditions that affect their growth; therefore, these children cannot be assessed by normal CDC growth charts but require modified charts based on their special condition.

Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “A child with ADHD”.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that does not affect the physical growth of the affected child directly. Therefore, growth in these children can be interpreted from the usual CDC growth charts for normal children...

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