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Snehal M. Dharmadhikari Dr. Avinash H. Salunkhe Dr. Jyoti A. Salunkhe Dr. Vaishali R. Mohite Dr. Satish V. Kakade

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Background: The study of physical growth comprises of a comprehensive understanding of health status. Growth and development are indicators of health and nutritional status of a population. Objective: To study growth pattern among children (aged 0-18 years) use of percentiles. Methodology: A descriptive cross- sectional study was undertaken among in Maharashtra; District-Satara, under Karad Taluka randomly selected a village from PHCs. By using random sampling technique, the sample consists of 992 earlier children belonging to both sexes (boys-465; girls-527) who are considered for 5 anthropometric measurements.  Result: The findings suggest that according WHO recommendation comparison present study finding was percentile values less but increasing gradual according age wise. There was correlation association between head circumference and chest circumference, according age wise observed growth in children. Conclusion: It is apparent from the above discussion that the growth pattern of earlier children (0-18 year) among the increasing gradually. There was correlation association between head circumference and chest circumference, according age wise observed growth in children.

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Children, Anthropometric measurements, Percentile

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