The history of height/weight tables

Height / weight tables for newborns to 2 year olds used by doctors and dietitians were developed from a single community of Ohio Caucasian, bottle fed babies between 1929 and 1975 who came from families of similar socioeconomic backgrounds.

These babies were not measured often enough (every 3 months) yet their data is used to measure every US infant.

From: dietitian.com Opens in new window

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