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how does the percentile thing work?

my son is in the 75th percentile for height.....wth does that mean?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:42 AM on Nov. 21, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It means that in relation to others his age, he's on the taller side. If there were 100 kids his same age and you put them in order by height from smaller to taller, he would be number 75. 74 of the kids would be shorter than him; 25 would be taller.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:15 AM on Nov. 21, 2008