Table 1

Mean and standard deviation (SD) for height, weight and BMI of Pakistani primary school children aged five to twelve years (n = 1860)

Characteristics

n

Height (cm)

Weight (kg)

BMI (kg/m2)


Boys (n = 977)


5 years (61-71 months)

84

113.7 (7.3)

19.9 (4.6)

15.2 (2.1)


6 years (72-83 months)

161

118.3 (5.9)

21.6 (5.0)

15.3 (2.8)


7 years (84-95 months)

160

122.9 (8.0)

23.5 (5.1)

15.5 (2.4)


8 years (96-107 months)

158

128.7 (7.6)

26.9 (5.9)

16.1 (2.5)


9 years (108-119 months)

161

134.2 (8.1)

29.7 (7.6)

16.4 (3.1)


10 years (120-131 months)

147

138.4 (8.0)

33.3 (9.5)

17.2 (3.5)


11 years (132-143 months)

69

138.6 (7.7)

31.8 (6.8)

16.5 (2.7)


12 years (144-155 months)

37

140.0 (8.3)

31.8 (7.3)

16.1 (2.3)


Girls (n = 883)


5 years (61-71 months)

72

115.4 (7.3)

19.3 (3.2)

14.4 (1.5)


6 years (72-83 months)

143

119.1 (7.6)

21.0 (4.9)

14.7 (2.4)


7 years (84-95 months)

157

124.0 (6.3)

24.0 (5.5)

15.5 (2.7)


8 years (96-107 months)

159

128.1 (7.1)

26.4 (6.8)

15.9 (2.9)


9 years (108-119 months)

151

133.3 (7.8)

30.4 (8.2)

17.0 (3.5)


10 years (120-131 months)

120

138.4 (9.3)

33.3 (10.1)

17.2 (3.8)


11 years (132-143 months)

62

143.3 (9.6)

36.5 (11.0)

17.5 (3.7)


12 years (144-155 months)

19

146.0 (9.4)

36.4 (9.9)

16.9 (3.3)


Mushtaq et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:31   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-31

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