Plotter: 2014 WHO Growth Charts for Canada, 2-19 years

WHO Growth Reference
Creating .csv spreadsheets

CPEG Shiny Apps:

Z Calculators (Zapps™)
WHO igrowup Z-scores 0-5y
WHO 2007 Z-scores 5-19y
WHO Z-scores 0-19y
CDC Z-scores 0-20y
NHANES III Waist Z 5-19y
NIH/NHLBI BP Z-scores 2-18y
Preterm Z-scores 22-50 weeks
Plotters for spreadsheet data
Growth chart plotter 2-19y
Growth chart plotter 0-2y
Waist circumference charts 5-19y
Preterm charts, 22-50 weeks
Plotters for direct data entry
Growth chart plotter 2-19y
Growth chart plotter 0-2y
Waist circumference charts 5-19y
Preterm charts, 22-50 weeks

For questions or comments, contact us

Atul Sharma
Dan L. Metzger

May 2017: For our American friends, we have just added the option to plot with CDC charts, 2-20y.

This page is running on a Shiny server that allows the statistical package R to plot growth on the 2014 WHO Growth Charts for Canada, published by the Public Health Agency of Canada for ages 2-19 years. Set 1 and 2 charts differ only in the selection of percentiles in the normal range, with Set 2 being more granular. Both sets include the extension to weight-for-age beyond 10y based on our 2014 re-analysis of the original WHO data

A spreadsheet with comma separated variables (.csv) can be created using the 'Save As' .csv option in Excel and uploaded using the sidebar on the left. Column names must be as shown in the sample .csv file below, but column order is immaterial and additional columns are simply ignored. The variable agemons is age in months; height is in cm; and weight is in kg.

You can of course use date variables to calculate agemons in your spreadsheet. Excel typically returns the differences between two dates in days, and I use the recommended WHO conversion of 30.4375 days per month. If you need assistance, please see our illustrated guide: Creating .csv spreadsheets


Once you've uploaded a dataset and selected your plot options, you must click the Plot Now button on the sidebar to render your plot. If you have not yet uploaded a .csv file, the sample data will be displayed by the plot buttons. If you need to calculate Z scores using the who2007 macro for R , your spreadsheet can also be uploaded to the Z-score calculators listed in the sidebar. The low resolution thumbnail images are rendered at 72 dpi. Right-click (control-click) to copy or save them. To download hi-resolution images for presentation or publication, just click the download button