Table 1

BMI-for-age and height-for-age z-score for Iranian students aged 10–14 and 15–19 years according to WHO growth standards 2007[13]
Gender Age (year) N Height-for-age (%) BMI-for-age (%)
<−3SD <−2SD Mean SD <−3SD <−2SD >+1SD >+2SD >+3SD Mean SD
Combined 10-14 2460 2 6.1 −0.42 1.19 2 8.2 22.8 7.6 0.8 −0.10 1.42
15-19 2970 1 4.3 −0.41 1.03 1.4 6.4 17.8 4.7 0.2 −0.15 1.26
Males 10-14 1250 1.7 6.3 −0.41 1.18 2.2 8.3 22.4 9.1 1.3 −0.12 1.05
15-19 1465 1 5 −0.36 1.05 2.2 8.7 17.5 5.9 0.3 −0.24 1.34
Females 10-14 1210 2.4 6 −0.42 1.19 1.8 8.1 23.2 6.3 0.4 −0.09 1.37
15-19 1505 1 3.7 −0.45 1.01 0.6 4.1 18.1 3.5 0.2 −0.06 1.18

SD: standard deviation ; N: The number of participants in each gender and age group; BMI: Body mass index; WHO: World Health Organization.

Mansourian et al.

Mansourian et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:149   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-149

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