The changing spectrum of growth disorders - and the eternal 3rd percentile

5:50 PM - 6:30 PM

The 3rd percentile is regarded as the cut-off value between "normal" and "subnormal". It is a mathematical value splitting the 97 percent individuals above, and 3 percent below the cut-off limit. The childhood height of the 3rd percentile has been known to fluctuate throughout the history of mankind. Let us take a historical excursion to understand more about the regulation of children's growth!