hrp0084p2-461 | Growth | ESPE2015

French Growth Reference Charts should be Updated

Stoupa Athanasia , Goischke Alexandra , Garcin Camille , Elie Caroline , Viaud Magali , Thery Anne , Richard Genevieve , Polak Michel

Background: Growth charts constitute an important tool to monitor a childÂ’s growth and development, and thus detect growth anomalies. Growth assessment allows early referral and management of treatable disorders. In France, the currently used growth reference charts were derived at the end of 1970s, based on children born on 1950s in Paris area. Questions are raised about their use for growth monitoring of more recently born children.Objectives: To ...