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SD Score and Body Mass Index for Pediatric Patients

Purpose:

To evaluate the body mass index (BMI) of a pediatric patient from 1 to 21 years using the United Kingdom (UK) population data from 1990.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Pediatrics

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

E40-E46, E66, F50

Description:

Cole et al developed curves to describe the change in body mass index (BMI) with age and gender in pediatric patients in the United Kingdom based on 1990 reference data. The SD Score describes the number of standard deviations from the mean (50%) curve for a given BMI result.  

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