1 in 3 children aged 5 years and below in Malaysia are either stunted or at risk of stunting*. The prevalence of stunting and underweight amongst these children is a concern as it reflects wide spread malnutrition issues that needs to be tackled to arrest this situation.
The average height and weight for children fall between the 25th and 75th percentile rank on a growth chart. This means that half of the children in that particular age range fall within those percentiles.
When you take your child to a doctor for regular visits, they will measure your child’s height and weight and tell you which percentile your child falls in. This helps them know whether your child is growing well or not.
If you are worried about your child’s weight and height falling below or above the average, consult your paediatrician and enquire about possible nutrition interventions.
To check if your child’s growth is on track, just fill up the required data fields below.
Be sure your child is on track!
* Full report of IMFeD Nationwide Growth Screening exercise
among 225 participating private paediatric clinics between
April – July 2018 amonth 20,748 children between 1-5 years old.
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