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

Direct data entry version

Plot Options


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
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Growth chart plotter 2-19y
Growth chart plotter 0-2y
Waist circumference charts 5-19y
Preterm charts, 22-50 weeks
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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. This Shiny application is designed for direct data entry to complement the original application that uses uploaded .csv files. Once you enter your data here, you can download the .csv file for use with the other plotters and Z-score calculators in the sidebar.

Enter Data

Dates must be entered using the format yyyy-mm-dd and are stored as days since Jan 1, 1970. To calculate age in months, we use the WHO recommended conversion of 30.4375 days per month. Height is in cm and weight is in kg. After entering your selections, click Add Data to add the new data point to your dataset. The full dataset will be updated and displayed below. When ready, click Plot Now to plot the dataset.


Saved Dataset

This will remain blank until at least one data point is added by clicking Add Data .

Growth Charts

Once a dataset has been created, click Plot Now to render the 2014 WHO Growth Charts for Canada. The sidebar provides plot options and a choice of charts.



Once you're happy with your data and plot options, click on the appropriate Download button to download hi-resolution graphics for publication or presentation. You may also download a .csv spreadsheet with the dataset you entered for use with our .csv plotters or Z score calculators Zapps™. Although age in months (agemons) is the actual variable of interest for these applications, I include the dates of birth (DOB) and visit (DOV) in the format '2000-12-30'; however, depending on your local setup, I can't guarantee that Excel will display them in this format.