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Obesity Education and Resources for Healthcare Providers

Excel-Based Clinical Tools to Assist with Growth Charts

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Medical assistants or clinicians can enter in birth date, gender and measurements and they will be automatically plotted on growth charts based on CDC data. If the Anthrop.XLL Excel library is loaded, percentiles for these parameters and blood pressure will be computed as well. Notes on how to install the Excel library are on the Practice tab of the growth chart spreadsheet.

These tools use information from:

  1. Anthropomorphic tables and LMS representation from CDC
  2. Blood pressure percentiles and index from National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. The Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children. Pediatrics. 2004; 114: 555-576

Please email if you have suggestions, would like to access a web service library for integration with your practice's EMR or would like to be notified of tool updates. Note that clinical calculators do not replace appropriate clinical decision-making, and that these tools are being made available as-is with no warranty expressed or implied. Users assume all responsibility for any clinical decisions arising from the use of these clinical tools.