TN 1 (06-15)

DI 24550.002 Body-Mass-Index-for-Age Tables (Age 2 to the Attainment of Age 18)

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 severity criterion in listing 105.08B2 considers the child's body mass index (BMI) and is met when the child's BMI-for-age is less than the third percentile on the most recent CDC growth chart.

The tables in subsections DI 24550.002C and DI 24550.002D provide the third percentile data for BMI-for-age for males and females from age 2 to the attainment of age 18.

B. Procedure for using BMI tables

  1. For each set of weight and height measurements, calculate the BMI. Use the formula for calculating BMI in listing 105.00G2 (see Digestive System -- Child DI 34005.105G). Or use the CDC Child and Teen BMI Calculator at: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx.

  2. Use the appropriate chart in subsection DI 24550.002C or DI 24550.002D and find the child's age (in years and months) in Column 1. If the BMI is equal to or less than the value shown in Column 2, the BMI-for-age measurement is below the third percentile.

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

  4. If there are at least three BMI-for-age measurements that are below the third percentile in a consecutive 6-month period, the B2 criterion for listing 105.08 is met.

C. BMI-for-age - third percentile - males - age 2 to the attainment of age 18

Use the table below for males from age 2 to the attainment of age 18. If the child has not attained age 2, use weight-for-length to determine if the listing criteria are met (see Weight-for-Length Tables DI 24550.001).

Age (in yrs. and mos.)

BMI

2.0

14.5

2.1

14.5

2.2

14.4

2.3

14.4

2.4

14.4

2.5

14.3

2.6

14.3

2.7

14.3

2.8

14.2

2.9

14.2

2.10

14.2

2.11

14.2

3.0

14.1

3.1

14.1

3.2

14.1

3.3

14.0

3.4

14.0

3.5

14.0

3.6

14.0

3.7

13.9

3.8

13.9

3.9

13.9

3.10

13.9

3.11

13.9

4.0

13.8

4.1

13.8

4.2

13.8

4.3

13.8

4.4

13.8

4.5

13.8

4.6

13.7

4.7

13.7

4.8

13.7

4.9

13.7

4.10

13.7

4.11

13.7

5.0

13.7

5.1

13.6

5.2

13.6

5.3

13.6

5.4

13.6

5.5

13.6

5.6

13.6

5.7

13.6

5.8

13.6

5.9

13.6

5.10

13.6

5.11

13.6

6.0

13.6

6.1

13.5

6.2

13.5

6.3

13.5

6.4

13.5

6.5

13.5

6.6

13.5

6.7

13.5

6.8

13.5

6.9

13.5

6.10

13.5

6.11

13.5

7.0

13.5

7.1

13.5

7.2

13.5

7.3

13.5

7.4

13.5

7.5

13.5

7.6

13.5

7.7

13.6

7.8

13.6

7.9

13.6

7.10

13.6

7.11

13.6

8.0

13.6

8.1

13.6

8.2

13.6

8.3

13.6

8.4

13.6

8.5

13.6

8.6

13.6

8.7

13.7

8.8

13.7

8.9

13.7

8.10

13.7

8.11

13.7

9.0

13.7

9.1

13.7

9.2

13.8

9.3

13.8

9.4

13.8

9.5

13.8

9.6

13.8

9.7

13.9

9.8

13.9

9.9

13.9

9.10

13.9

9.11

13.9

10.0

14.0

10.1

14.0

10.2

14.0

10.3

14.0

10.4

14.1

10.5

14.1

10.6

14.1

10.7

14.1

10.8

14.2

10.9

14.2

10.10

14.2

10.11

14.3

11.0

14.3

11.1

14.3

11.2

14.3

11.3

14.4

11.4

14.4

11.5

14.4

11.6

14.5

11.7

14.5

11.8

14.5

11.9

14.6

11.10

14.6

11.11

14.6

12.0

14.7

12.1

14.7

12.2

14.8

12.3

14.8

12.4

14.8

12.5

14.9

12.6

14.9

12.7

14.9

12.8

15.0

12.9

15.0

12.10

15.1

12.11

15.1

13.0

15.1

13.1

15.2

13.2

15.2

13.3

15.3

13.4

15.3

13.5

15.4

13.6

15.4

13.7

15.4

13.8

15.5

13.9

15.5

13.10

15.6

13.11

15.6

14.0

15.7

14.1

15.7

14.2

15.8

14.3

15.8

14.4

15.8

14.5

15.9

14.6

15.9

14.7

16.0

14.8

16.0

14.9

16.1

14.10

16.1

14.11

16.2

15.0

16.2

15.1

16.3

15.2

16.3

15.3

16.3

15.4

16.4

15.5

16.4

15.6

16.5

15.7

16.5

15.8

16.6

15.9

16.6

15.10

16.7

15.11

16.7

16.0

16.8

16.1

16.8

16.2

16.9

16.3

16.9

16.4

17.0

16.5

17.0

16.6

17.1

16.7

17.1

16.8

17.1

16.9

17.2

16.10

17.2

16.11

17.3

17.0

17.3

17.1

17.4

17.2

17.4

17.3

17.5

17.4

17.5

17.5

17.5

17.6

17.6

17.7

17.6

17.8

17.7

17.9

17.7

17.10

17.8

17.11

17.8

D. BMI-for-age - third percentile - females - age 2 to the attainment of age 18

Use the table below for females from age 2 to the attainment of age 18. If the child has not attained age 2, use weight-for-length to determine if the listing criteria are met (see Weight-for-Length Tables DI 24550.001).

Age (in yrs. and mos.)

BMI

2.0

14.1

2.1

14.1

2.2

14.1

2.3

14.0

2.4

14.0

2.5

14.0

2.6

14.0

2.7

13.9

2.8

13.9

2.9

13.9

2.10

13.9

2.11

13.8

3.0

13.8

3.1

13.8

3.2

13.8

3.3

13.7

3.4

13.7

3.5

13.7

3.6

13.7

3.7

13.6

3.8

13.6

3.9

13.6

3.10

13.6

3.11

13.6

4.0

13.5

4.1

13.5

4.2

13.5

4.3

13.5

4.4

13.5

4.5

13.4

4.6

13.4

4.7

13.4

4.8

13.4

4.9

13.4

4.10

13.4

4.11

13.4

5.0

13.3

5.1

13.3

5.2

13.3

5.3

13.3

5.4

13.3

5.5

13.3

5.6

13.3

5.7

13.3

5.8

13.3

5.9

13.3

5.10

13.2

5.11

13.2

6.0

13.2

6.1

13.2

6.2

13.2

6.3

13.2

6.4

13.2

6.5

13.2

6.6

13.2

6.7

13.2

6.8

13.2

6.9

13.2

6.10

13.2

6.11

13.2

7.0

13.2

7.1

13.2

7.2

13.2

7.3

13.2

7.4

13.2

7.5

13.2

7.6

13.2

7.7

13.3

7.8

13.3

7.9

13.3

7.10

13.3

7.11

13.3

8.0

13.3

8.1

13.3

8.2

13.3

8.3

13.3

8.4

13.3

8.5

13.4

8.6

13.4

8.7

13.4

8.8

13.4

8.9

13.4

8.10

13.4

8.11

13.5

9.0

13.5

9.1

13.5

9.2

13.5

9.3

13.5

9.4

13.6

9.5

13.6

9.6

13.6

9.7

13.6

9.8

13.6

9.9

13.7

9.10

13.7

9.11

13.7

10.0

13.7

10.1

13.8

10.2

13.8

10.3

13.8

10.4

13.8

10.5

13.9

10.6

13.9

10.7

13.9

10.8

14.0

10.9

14.0

10.10

14.0

10.11

14.1

11.0

14.1

11.1

14.1

11.2

14.1

11.3

14.2

11.4

14.2

11.5

14.2

11.6

14.3

11.7

14.3

11.8

14.4

11.9

14.4

11.10

14.4

11.11

14.5

12.0

14.5

12.1

14.5

12.2

14.6

12.3

14.6

12.4

14.6

12.5

14.7

12.6

14.7

12.7

14.8

12.8

14.8

12.9

14.8

12.10

14.9

12.11

14.9

13.0

15.0

13.1

15.0

13.2

15.0

13.3

15.1

13.4

15.1

13.5

15.2

13.6

15.2

13.7

15.2

13.8

15.3

13.9

15.3

13.10

15.4

13.11

15.4

14.0

15.4

14.1

15.5

14.2

15.5

14.3

15.6

14.4

15.6

14.5

15.6

14.6

15.7

14.7

15.7

14.8

15.8

14.9

15.8

14.10

15.9

14.11

15.9

15.0

15.9

15.1

16.0

15.2

16.0

15.3

16.1

15.4

16.1

15.5

16.1

15.6

16.2

15.7

16.2

15.8

16.3

15.9

16.3

15.10

16.3

15.11

16.4

16.0

16.4

16.1

16.5

16.2

16.5

16.3

16.5

16.4

16.6

16.5

16.6

16.6

16.6

16.7

16.7

16.8

16.7

16.9

16.7

16.10

16.8

16.11

16.8

17.0

16.8

17.1

16.9

17.2

16.9

17.3

16.9

17.4

17.0

17.5

17.0

17.6

17.0

17.7

17.0

17.8

17.1

17.9

17.1

17.10

17.1

17.11

17.1

18.0

17.2


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DI 24550.002 - Body-Mass-Index-for-Age Tables (Age 2 to the Attainment of Age 18) - 06/11/2015
Batch run: 06/11/2015
Rev:06/11/2015