18 June 2012

Measurement error

I'm not into BMI calculations in general because it too often fails to account gender, muscle mass, and other important factors.  But this time, I'm really not behind it. 

At A2's 5-year check-up, I was told that we needed to begin restricting his diet because he falls above the 90th percentile for BMI.  I know that (1) parents tend not to see their children's faults (I do see that he is much rounder than his bony brother) and that (2) it's not cool to post a pic of your kid in his underwear openly on the web, but I just wanted to prove that while he may be on the overweight side, there's no way that in a room of 100 kids, he would be fatter than 90 of them!

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