High-Yield Growth & Development Facts
- The height of a child at 2 years of age normally correlates with the final adult height percentile.
- By 6 months of age the birth weight should double, and by 1 year the birth weight should triple.
- The absolute best indicator for malnutrition is a child who is <5th percentile for height and weight.
- Skeletal and sexual maturity are related more than it is related to chronological age.
- The MCC of failure to thrive (FTT) in all age groups is psychosocial deprivation.
- In patients with genetic short stature or constitutional delay, birth weight is normal.
- Patients with both genetic short stature and constitutional delay have a growth pattern that is below and parallel to the normal growth curve.