F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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sandie
Hi quick question. Is weight for height% the same as % median BMI?
thanks
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debra18
Do you mean weight for height percentage according to your child's growth chart or compared to the general population? For the general population would mean to set for the target that your daughter should be at 50 percent for weight and height compared to the general population. You should look at your daughter's growth chart and she should continue to grow and gain according to her growth chart not compared to the general population. Unless it could be that her weight and height has been affected for a long time. 
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tina72
Forget all numbers and averages and go for state, not weight. Just my 2 cents.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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sandie
Thanks both. I was just wondering as other parents mention weight for height % in their posts and that term has not been used for my D and I am not sure whether they mean the % medianBMI. 
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Foodsupport_AUS
Yes, weight for height is a term most commonly referred to in the UK. There is a chart that is used and there are also apps for calculation. It is not exactly the same as % median BMI as it does specifically take into account height. If you are curious there is a free iphone App https://apps.apple.com/us/app/instant-weight-for-height/id1107990045  If you put in 50th centile height and weight you will generally be around 100% BMI but those that are further from the middle zones do get significantly different results. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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