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in some questions it says child with the 50th percentile for wt or ht
I cant get what it means , i.e . dont know what these percentile means and I dont know where to read it
I remember such things in pediatrics but dont know where to read it now or at least how to differenciate it on exam?
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in some questions it says child with the 50th percentile for wt or ht
I cant get what it means , i.e . dont know what these percentile means and I dont know where to read it
I remember such things in pediatrics but dont know where to read it now or at least how to differenciate it on exam?
I think it means that the child is below 50% in wt and ht compared to a normal child of same age.
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well i think anything less than 100 is not a good side,like i heard 94th percentile of weight . .
btw i donno,and plz some one help us . .
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Percentiles are measurements that show where a child is compared with others.
When doctors plot a child's weight and height on the chart, the higher the percentile number, the bigger a child is compared with other kids of the same age and gender, whether it's for height or weight; the lower the percentile number, the smaller the child is. For example, if a 4-year-old boy's weight is in the 10th percentile, that means that 10% of boys that age weigh less than he does and 90% of 4-year-old boys weigh more.
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simpler rule is.. if child is below 50th percentile of age and heigt.. say 30th ,40,20th ..he is under developed.. the lesser the number ..the more severe it is

and if its above 50 means he is better off.. like 90th percentile means he is right acc ot age n weight etc.. 80th,70th etc wud kind of reflect the same!!
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simpler rule is.. if child is below 50th percentile of age and heigt.. say 30th ,40,20th ..he is under developed.. the lesser the number ..the more severe it is

and if its above 50 means he is better off.. like 90th percentile means he is right acc ot age n weight etc.. 80th,70th etc wud kind of reflect the same!!
Thanks that is really helpful
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