Forgotten Diseases Research Foundation

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Postnatal Growth

The postnatal growth files on this page were published in 2007 as part of a major national survey of child health in South Korea. They were downloaded from the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1).

Updated charts were created in 2017, and are available for free on PubMed Central.

Head Circumference
Weight for Length/Stature

Size at Birth by Gestatioal Age (Korean & English)

A study of size at birth in South Korea neonates has charts and tables for weight, length, head circumference, and chest circumference. Infants had been born at 24-42 weeks gestation. The authors used data from >18,000 infants born in 51 different hospitals all over South Korea. Most of the text is in Korean, but the abstract and all of the figures and tables are in English. The paper is freely available (3).


  1. 1. 2007 Children and Adolescents Standard Growth Charts (South Korea). Seoul, 2007. Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  2. 2. Kim JH et al. (2018) The 2017 Korean National Growth Charts for children and adolescents: development, improvement, and prospects Korean J Pediatr 61(5): 135-149. Full text on PubMed.
  3. 3. Lee JJ et al. (2006) The Study of Growth Measurements at Different Gestatioal [sic] Ages of Korean Newborn the Survey and Statistics. J Korean Soc Neonatol 13(1): 47-57. Full text from publisher.

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