TN 2 (10-23)

# DI 24550.001 Weight-for-Length Tables (Birth to the Attainment of Age 2)

## A. Policy

Listing 105.08 uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts to determine the severity of a child's malnutrition. The criterion in listing 105.08B1 is met when the child's weight-for-length measurements are less than the third percentile on the most recent CDC growth chart.

The tables in subsections DI 24550.001C and DI 24550.001D provide the third percentile data for weight-for-length for males and females from birth to the attainment of age 2.

## B. Procedure for using weight-for-length tables

1. 1.

Use the appropriate chart in subsection DI 24550.001C or DI 24550.001D and find the reported length in Column 1. If the child's weight associated with that length is equal to or less than the value shown in Column 2, the weight-for-length measurement is below the third percentile.

2. 2.

Repeat step 1 for each additional weight and length measurement in file.

3. 3.

If there are at least three weight-for-length measurements that are below the third percentile in a consecutive 12-month period, the B1 criterion for listing 105.08 is met.

## C. Weight-for-length - third percentile - males - birth to the attainment of age 2

Use the table below for males from birth to the attainment of age 2. If the child has attained age 2, use body mass index (BMI) to determine if the listing criteria are met (see Body-Mass-Index-for-Age Tables DI 24550.002).

Length (in centimeters)

Weight (in kilograms)

45

1.597

45.5

1.703

46.5

1.919

47.5

2.139

48.5

2.364

49.5

2.592

50.5

2.824

51.5

3.058

52.5

3.294

53.5

3.532

54.5

3.771

55.5

4.010

56.5

4.250

57.5

4.489

58.5

4.728

59.5

4.966

60.5

5.203

61.5

5.438

62.5

5.671

63.5

5.903

64.5

6.132

65.5

6.359

66.5

6.584

67.5

6.807

68.5

7.027

69.5

7.245

70.5

7.461

71.5

7.674

72.5

7.885

73.5

8.094

74.5

8.301

75.5

8.507

76.5

8.710

77.5

8.913

78.5

9.113

79.5

9.313

80.5

9.512

81.5

9.710

82.5

9.907

83.5

10.104

84.5

10.301

85.5

10.499

86.5

10.696

87.5

10.895

88.5

11.095

89.5

11.296

90.5

11.498

91.5

11.703

92.5

11.910

93.5

12.119

94.5

12.331

95.5

12.546

96.5

12.764

97.5

12.987

98.5

13.213

99.5

13.443

100.5

13.678

101.5

13.918

102.5

14.163

103.5

14.413

## D. Weight-for-length - third percentile - females - birth to the attainment of age 2

Use the table below for females from birth to the attainment of age 2. When the child has attained age 2, use BMI to determine if the listing criteria are met (see Body-Mass-Index-for-Age Tables DI 24550.002).

Length (in centimeters)

Weight (in kilograms)

45

1.613

45.5

1.724

46.5

1.946

47.5

2.171

48.5

2.397

49.5

2.624

50.5

2.852

51.5

3.081

52.5

3.310

53.5

3.538

54.5

3.767

55.5

3.994

56.5

4.220

57.5

4.445

58.5

4.669

59.5

4.892

60.5

5.113

61.5

5.333

62.5

5.552

63.5

5.769

64.5

5.985

65.5

6.200

66.5

6.413

67.5

6.625

68.5

6.836

69.5

7.046

70.5

7.254

71.5

7.461

72.5

7.667

73.5

7.871

74.5

8.075

75.5

8.277

76.5

8.479

77.5

8.679

78.5

8.879

79.5

9.078

80.5

9.277

81.5

9.476

82.5

9.674

83.5

9.872

84.5

10.071

85.5

10.270

86.5

10.469

87.5

10.670

88.5

10.871

89.5

11.074

90.5

11.278

91.5

11.484

92.5

11.691

93.5

11.901

94.5

12.112

95.5

12.326

96.5

12.541

97.5

12.760

98.5

12.981

99.5

13.205

100.5

13.431

101.5

13.661

102.5

13.895

103.5

14.132

 To Link to this section - Use this URL: http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0424550001 DI 24550.001 - Weight-for-Length Tables (Birth to the Attainment of Age 2) - 10/06/2023 Batch run: 10/06/2023 Rev:10/06/2023