Height or Stature for Age
Percentile Chart and Calculator
Children, Teens and Adolescents from 2 to 20 years of age
Health Care - Pediatrician - Pediatrics
This calculator provides your child's stature percentile
based on age. Stature is the standing upright height of
the child. The percentile shows how your child's height
or stature compares to other children. The percentile tells
you what percentage of children that have a height less
than your child. For example out of a sample of 100 children,
a percentile value of 45 percent means your child measures
more than 45 children and measures less than the other 55
A percentile of 50% represents the average or mean height
or stature. A value below 50 percent means a child measures
less than the average or is shorter than average. A value
greater than 50 percent means a child is above average or
taller than average. This does not mean your child is short
or tall. A doctor or physician should be consulted to determine
The calculator requires gender (male or female), birth
date of child and length to entered.
Male for boys
Female for girls
The date the person was born.
Select the field to pull up a calendar or use
the up and down arrows to increment or decrement
Enter Height or Stature
Enter the length of the child
when standing upright. Note, the units tabs allows
the change or selection of inches (standard) or
Press Calculate button
This is only needed to when
the length is manually entered.
Calculated using standard normal
Age of child in years, months
Height or Stature
Length of the child in metric
units of centimeters.
Length versus age graph with
5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 95 and calculated percentile
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National
Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). National Health and
Nutrition Examination Survey Data. Hyattsville, MD: U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, 2008 http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/.