“Failure to thrive” or failure to use the right growth chart?

Barbara Radcliffe, Jan E Payne, Helen Porteous and Simone G Johnston
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (12): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01092.x
Published online: 18 June 2007

To the Editor: Growth charts are important tools in assessing the physical development of infants and children. Understanding and comparing the derivation and applicability of the new World Health Organization Child Growth Standards1 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts2 is essential.

  • Barbara Radcliffe1
  • Jan E Payne2
  • Helen Porteous2
  • Simone G Johnston2

  • 1 Southern Brisbane and Logan Breastfeeding Promotion and Training Coalition, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.



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