Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition


The software developed for the application of the WHO Child Growth Standards in monitoring growth and motor development in individuals and populations consists of:

  • Software for personal computers (WHO Anthro for PC)
  • Software for handheld computers (WHO Anthro for Mobile Devices)
  • Macros for the statistical packages: SPSS, SAS, S-Plus and STATA.

The link below takes you to the page from where you can download the software and macros for running nutritional survey data analysis.

  • WHO Anthro software and macros
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We encourage users to carefully study the software manual and the macros' "Read me" files to understand the differences in the standard analysis approach using the WHO Child Growth Standards and the NCHS/WHO international reference.

The main differences in the analysis and reporting are summarized in a table that you can download from the link below.