A Growth Curve for the 21st century

WHO recently released new international Child Growth Standards for infants and young children which would provide evidence and guidance about how every child in the world should grow. For all these years WHO has been recommending the Child Growth Charts of US National Center for Health Statistics which now seems to have had some issues. The WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study (MGRS) was undertaken between 1997 and 2003 and establish the breastfed infant as the normative model for growth and development. The video documentary on the study represents a good case study for statistics teachers (hat tip; UN Pulse).

For more on development milestones see this blog by a Maldivian pediatrician based in Australia.


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