Growth Charts

New charts, stratified by GMFCS, are available here.

Day SM, Strauss DJ, Vachon PJ, Rosenbloom L, Shavelle RM, Wu YW (2007). Growth patterns in a population of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 49:167-171.

Below are the charts for height, weight, and BMI for boys and girls with cerebral palsy, stratified by 5 severity groups.



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Boys:    Group 1    Group 2    Group 3    Group 4    Group 5



Girls:    Group 1    Group 2    Group 3    Group 4    Group 5



Definitions of the 5 groups:

Group 1: Walks well alone at least 20 feet and balances well
Group 2: Walks with support or unsteadily alone at least 10 feet, but does not walk well alone at least 20 feet and balance well
Group 3: Crawls, creeps, or scoots; but does not walk
Group 4: Does not walk; does not crawl, creep, or scoot; does not feed self; is not fed by gastrostomy tube
Group 5: Does not walk; does not crawl, creep or scoot; does not feed self; is fed by gastrostomy tube