Table 2

Age- and gender-specific smoothed height percentiles for Pakistani primary school children aged five to twelve years (n = 1860)

Characteristics

Percentiles


3rd

5th

10th

25th

50th

75th

90th

95th

97th


Boys (n = 977)


5 years (61-71 months)

101.5

102.9

105.2

109.0

113.3

117.6

121.5

123.8

125.3


6 years (72-83 months)

105.8

107.4

109.7

113.7

118.2

122.7

126.9

129.3

131.0


7 years (84-95 months)

110.6

112.2

114.6

118.8

123.5

128.3

132.7

135.3

137.1


8 years (96-107 months)

115.1

116.8

119.3

123.7

128.6

133.7

138.3

141.1

143.0


9 years (108-119 months)

119.2

120.9

123.6

128.1

133.3

138.5

143.4

146.4

148.4


10 years (120-131 months)

122.8

124.5

127.2

131.9

137.2

142.7

147.8

150.9

153.0


11 years (132-143 months)

125.7

127.5

130.2

135.0

140.5

146.2

151.5

154.8

156.9


12 years (144-155 months)

128.2

130.0

132.8

137.6

143.2

149.1

154.6

158.0

160.3


Girls (n = 883)


5 years (61-71 months)

102.9

104.2

106.3

109.9

114.1

118.6

122.9

125.6

127.4


6 years (72-83 months)

106.8

108.2

110.4

114.3

118.7

123.5

127.9

130.7

132.5


7 years (84-95 months)

110.7

112.2

114.6

118.7

123.4

128.3

133.0

135.8

137.7


8 years (96-107 months)

114.7

116.3

118.9

123.2

128.2

133.4

138.2

141.1

143.0


9 years (108-119 months)

118.8

120.6

123.3

128.0

133.3

138.7

143.6

146.6

148.6


10 years (120-131 months)

123.1

125.0

127.9

132.9

138.5

144.1

149.2

152.3

154.3


11 years (132-143 months)

127.3

129.3

132.5

137.8

143.7

149.6

154.9

158.0

160.1


12 years (144-155 months)

131.2

133.4

136.8

142.4

148.6

154.8

160.2

163.4

165.5


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

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