The WHO Growth Charts for Canada are recommended for monitoring and assessment of the growth of Canadian infants and children in primary care and public health.
The charts were first released in 2010 and then updated in March 2014 with these design changes. The 2014 growth charts remain aligned with the recommendations in the 2010 collaborative public policy statement.
The charts were developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society, Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Community Health Nurses of Canada and Dietitians of Canada. Use the link www.whogrowthcharts.ca to promote easy access to the WHO Growth Charts to your colleagues.
There are two versions of the WHO Growth Charts for Canada available with alternative percentile choices. Use these tips to print out the charts.
Set 1 use the 3rd, 15th, 50th, 85th, 97th and the 99.9th centile for Birth-24 months, Weight-for-length; and 2-19 years, BMI-for-age (as displayed below).
Set 2 use the 3rd, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, 97th (substituting 85th for 90th centile and including the 99.9th centile for Birth to 24 months, Weight-for-length; and 2-19 years, BMI-for-age).
Here are the Set 2 resources: