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Postnatal Growth

The PDF files below were created from a survey of height, weight, and body mass index in ~3,300 boys and girls living in Tehran in the late 1990s (1, 2).

For the BMI study, the authors compared their data with BMI data for US children and found significant differences.

The height charts go down to the 1st percentile, but the authors did not provide data for the 99th percentile, and the charts go up to only the 97th percentile.

The head circumference curves were created from data in a study that measured head size in ~2,200 school-aged children in Shiraz, Iran in 2006 (3).

Head Circumference

  1. 1. Hosseini M et al. (1998) Growth charts for Iran. Ann Hum Biol 25(3): 237-247. Abstract on PubMed.
  2. 2. Hosseini M et al. (1999) Standardized percentile curves of body mass index of Iranian children compared to the US population reference. Int J Obes 23:783-787. Abstract on PubMed.
  3. 3. Ayatollahi SMT & Shayan Z (2006) Head Circumference Standards for School Children of Shiraz, Iran. Iran J Trop Pediatr 52(6):406-409. Abstract on PubMed.
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