Short stature

Idiopathic short stature; Non-growth hormone deficient short stature

A child who has short stature is much shorter than children who are the same age and sex.

Your health care provider will go over your child's growth chart with you. A child with short stature's height is:

  • 2 standard deviations (SD) or more below the average height for children of the same sex and age
  • Below the 2.3rd percentile on the growth chart: Out of 1,000 boys (or girls) who were born on the same day, 977 of the children are taller than your son or daughter

Considerations

Causes

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit