Physiologic measurements of a patient that indicate the status of the body’s life sustaining functions.

Data Element

Weight-for-length Percentile (Birth - 36 Months)

Applicable Vocabulary Standard(s)

Applicable Standards
  • Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®) version 2.67
  • The Unified Code of Units for Measure (UCUM), Revision 2.1


Consider Updating Range to Birth - 24 Months


Please consider updating date range of this element to Birth - 24 months.

Between 24 - 36 months the recommended CDC charts ( vary:

"Infants (birth to 24 months) must be measured for length, and the sex appropriate length-for-age or weight-for-length charts for infants, birth to 36 months must be used to plot the measurements. At age 24 months and older, if children can stand unassisted and follow directions, stature should be measured and plotted on the stature-for-age chart for children (2 to 20 years). Otherwise, between 24 and 36 months, length can be used in place of stature.

BMI-for-age charts are recommended to assess weight in relation to stature for children ages 2 to 20 years. The weight-for-stature charts are available as an alternative to accommodate children ages 2-5 years who are not evaluated beyond the preschool years. However, all health care providers should consider using the BMI-for-age charts to be consistent with current recommendations."

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