III. Efficacy

  1. Weight for Length is a better indicator than weight alone for determining Failure to Thrive

IV. Definition

  1. Assesses percentile of a given Weight for Length (or height) ratio when comparing children in the same age cohort

V. Interpretation

  1. Criteria for severe malnutrition (may warrant inpatient management for Failure to Thrive)
    1. Weight <70% of the 50th percentile Weight for Length

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