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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 185-187

Growth charts from controversy to consensus

1 Department of Paediatric Endocrinologist, Jehangir Hospital, Pune, India
2 Department of Paediatric Endocrinologist, Bharti Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune and Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Vaman Khadilkar
Department of Paediatric Endocrinologist, Jehangir Hospital, Pune
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.104035

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Growth follows a specific set of patterns inspite of variability in children. This led to the development of growth charts . As growth provides an interplay of many factors, growth chart helps monitor growth and diagnose disease. They are also used for epidemiological purpose. There are many growth charts available. Training of health care workers to use and interpret growth chart in the children is needed for national health.

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