The estimated height of the child in adulthood can be determined from the growth chart, in which the doctor regularly records the height. In the first year of life the child is assigned to its growth zone and it then grows in parallel with the standard growth curve. If the child from the curve to diverge is more noticeable, it should be examined to determine the cause of slow growth and that could start with the treatment.
It is important that all children regularly measured. Only then can we calculate the growth rate and because early recognition of children who need help. The sooner we find the growth slowdown and the sooner you start treating, the prospects for achieving a reasonable adult height better.
How to monitor child growth - To assess the development of the child's height serves several aids. The most practical tool is the so-called percentile graphs. Percentile is not the same as what percentage. What is it?
The numbers of people of different heights are evenly distributed around the average height in the population. The average value is 50 percentile; this means that 50% of people having a height equal or lower. Maybe 70 percentile represents the border, where 70% of people have a height lower than indicated. This does not mean, therefore, that this is a high 70% of people.